Luc Valentin

Partner: SWAG, Tip Off

Farm Management, Partner

1550 W. Road 70   |   Scott City, KS 67871

620-872-5242   |



Luc Valentin

Farm Management, Partner


Luc had to come a long way before ending up at Vulgamore Family Farms. Originally from Auvergne, France, Luc grew up in a rural, mountainous area. He spent his childhood working on his uncle’s dairy farm, and always knew that agriculture was his deepest passion.


Luc came to the United States in 1998 as an exchange student at Kansas State University (KSU). While there, he completed a M.S. in agricultural economics, as well as a Master’s of agriculture at his home university - L’Ecole Supérieure d’Agriculture de Purpan in Toulouse, France. Following graduation from KSU, Luc worked as a production manager at Cal-Maine Foods in Chase, Kansas, for two years before joining the Kansas Farm Management Association in Colby, Kansas, as a field economist.


In 2003, Luc decided to return to KSU for a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, which he completed in 2007. That same year, he joined the faculty at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, as an assistant professor of farm management, where he remained until coming to Vulgamore Family Farms in 2009.

Luc brings significant experience and skills in the area of agricultural economics and farm management to the operation. His primary responsibilities are in the management of the operation’s conditioned manure services (Shallow Water Ag, LLC), working closely with landowners to develop land-leasing arrangements and providing expertise for the overall management of the operation’s various activities. He also serves as a crop insurance agent under PHI insurance.

Off of the farm, Luc’s second passion is for off-road motorcycle riding, which he does as frequently as possible with his KTM 450 and KTM 950 dual-sport. Luc is married to Kira, and the pair have a son, Léonce, born in 2008. In 2007, Luc and Kira lived in France for six months where they restored a 225-year-old house in the mountains of Auvergne called Chez LaBache, which they now rent out as a vacation cottage to travelers.