The Obery family has been in the agriculture business in Central Illinois for over a century. Obery Farms was founded in 1874 when Paul Obery, after immigrating to the United States from France, purchased 127 acres north-east of Metamora, Illinois. Today, Obery Farms and its 5th generation principals, John, Mark, and Joel Obery, farm 3,300 acres of corn and soybeans using the latest in technology, equipment, chemicals, and fertilizers. In 2005, Obery Farms was named state winner in the National Corn Yield Contest with a yield of 250.7764 bushels per acre. Over the years, the Obery name has become synonymous with trust and exceptional service.