Scott, Leslie & Jillian Tysen

Let us introduce ourselves. We are Scott and Leslie Tysen. Our children are Alex and Jillian. We are located in Wheatfield, Ind., which is about 20 miles south of Valparaiso. We operate a small family-owned cattle and grain farm and have recently added our new aquaculture venture, JT Shrimp LLC, with the support and help of our parents.

We decided last year that we wanted to expand our farm and researched many niche options for doing so. We determined that aquaculture would fit right in with our current operations.

In the fall of 2013 we started building the shrimp barn. By the end of January 2014, we had our first delivery of shrimp. We plan to start selling shrimp in by June. We are also excited to provide educational tours for adults, children, tour groups and school groups.