• A Centrol Crop Consulting truck owned by Jeff and Joel Farkell

Centrol Crop Consulting is a partnership between Jeff Farkell and son Joel Farkell. Jeff and Joel purchased Centrol, LLC from Mountain View Co-op in 2011. You can learn more about Centrol here.

Crop Consultants

Jeff Farkell

Owner, Agronomist, Crop Adviser

Jeff Farkell owns and operates Centrol, LLC with his son Joel. Jeff was previously the Senior Agronomist/General Manager of Centrol Inc. of Dutton, a subsidiary under Mountain View Co-op. Jeff is a crop consultant, a Certified Professional Agronomist (since 1987) and has carried the title of Certified Crop Adviser since 1994.

Throughout his career, Jeff has been involved in many local, state and regional organizations. He was a member of the Rocky Mountain CCA Regional Board and past board member of the Montana Fertilizer Advisory Committee. He is currently a member of the Montana Agricultural Business Association (MABA) and Montana Grain Elevator Association (MGEA) Educational Planning Committee and the Rocky Mountain CCA Standards and Ethics Review Committee. He was awarded the International Crop Advisor of the Year in 2001.

Jeff has a degree in Soil Science and Fish and Wildlife Management from Montana State University. Jeff lives east of Brady with his wife Janice. He has two grown children and 5 grandkids.

Joel Farkell

Owner, Crop Adviser

Joel Farkell owns CENTROL, LLC with his dad Jeff. Joel was previously an Agronomy Manager for CHS, Inc. and Mountain View Co-op. He has been a Certified Crop Adviser since 2007. Joel is also a licensed chemical applicator.

Joel is a member of the Montana Agricultural Business Association (MABA). He served on the MABA Board of Directors from 2008 to 2020, serving as President in 2014 and Treasurer from 2017 to 2018.

Joel has a degree in Agricultural Business Management from Montana State University. He lives in Conrad with his wife Kody and their two daughters. Joel is also a member of the Conrad Volunteer Fire Department.

Office Staff

Audrey Rouns

Audrey is the office manager for Centrol where she keeps things organized and moving. In addition, she runs her own business doing bookkeeping and tax preparation which she has done for 35 years. And just to make sure she stays busy, Audrey also works part time at the local post office.

Audrey lives outside of Brady with her husband where they farm and ranch. She and her husband are lucky to work alongside her son farming and ranching. Audrey’s daughter has blessed them with two grandsons. In her spare time, you will find Audrey hiking and traveling.