Melvin’s parents purchased the Neyers Family farm in 1950. Melvin and Genny became involved with the operation in 1961 and took it over in 1976 after Melvin’s dad was sidelined due to illness. In 1984, Melvin and Genny’s son Alan joined the operation. It was at this time that the Neyers incorporated the business. Today the Neyers have a farrowing operation which Melvin and Genny’s son-in-law Bill and daughter Maria manage with the help of three other employees. They also grow corn and soybeans. Their corn is marketed to Heartland Corn Products ethanol plant and also fed to the hogs. At this time, Melvin and Genny’s son Alan is taking over the leadership role and is making most of the management decisions. The Neyers have established a family partnership with all 7 of their children owning shares of Heartland Corn Products.
In the community, Melvin has served on a number of boards including the foundation board of Heartland Corn Products ethanol plant, the Gibbon School Board, and St. Willibrord’s Church trustee and parish council committee. Genny serves as the Director of Religious Education at St. Willibrord’s in Gibbon. Both Melvin and Genny serve as volunteers at church. When their children were younger, the Neyers were active in 4-H.