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FARM & FAMILY PROUD: Forty-seven farms in Minnesota will receive a special sesquicentennial recognition from the state and the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation this year.

Honoring Minnesota’s sesquicentennial farms

47 farms are being recognized for operating in agriculture for at least 150 years.

Forty-seven Minnesota farms are being recognized this year by the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation and the state of Minnesota for being involved in farming for at least 150 years.

Recipients will receive a 2019 Sesquicentennial Farm commemorative certificate signed by Gov. Tim Walz, Minnesota Department of Agriculture commissioner Thom Petersen and Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation president Kevin Paap. They also will receive an outdoor sign signifying Sesquicentennial Farm recognition.

MFBF honors Minnesota families that have owned their farms for at least 150 years, are at least 50 acres in size and are currently involved in agricultural production.

This year’s recipients, listed by county, are:

Blue Earth

• Daniel E. Sowers, Vernon Center, 1866


• Mark and Renee Schlueter, Cologne, 1869


• Paul and Sonia Dvergsten, Watson, 1869


• Marvin and Diane Larsen, Northfield, 1869
• Joseph P. and Veronica Schweich, Hampton, 1869


• Roger Johnson, Evansville, 1869


• Cletus and Eleanor Rath, Easton, 1869
• Schroeder Family Farm, Blue Earth, 1868


• Ruth and Norman Eickhoff, Wykoff, 1868


• Richard Donovan, Hartland, 1867
• Raymond E. and Evon Krueger, Hartland, 1868
• Ronald and Julie Stadheim Family Farm, Albert Lea, 1864

Goodhue County

• Gregory F. and Pamela J. Germann, Red Wing, 1869
• Tom and Mary Ann Henderson, Zumbrota, 1869
• Christopher and Stephanie Kalass, Zumbrota, 1869
• Loretta and Larry Lee, Randolph, 1860
• Gary and Judy Luebke, Kenyon, 1860
• Kristine Ugland Nystuen, Kenyon, 1865
• Malloy Family Farm, Kenyon, 1857


• Jerry M. Lee, Houston, 1869


• Leon Pesina, Glencoe, 1869


• Richard P. Engan, Willmar, 1866


• Gerald Smith and Sons, Adams, 1869


• Peter and Katey Anthony, Willis and Rachel Anthony, St. Peter, 1868
• Duane and Melva Eckberg, Lafayette, 1869
• Halverson/Starz, New Ulm, 1864
• Harold J. and Patricia L. Mead, Nicollet, 1869
• David M. and Louise A. Tweit, Gibbon, 1869


• Robert and Helen Lerohl, Sacred Heart, 1867
• Woodside Farms, Ederer - Simmons - Keller, Morton, 1868


• Comnick Sesquicentennial Farm, Arlington, 1869
• Richard and Roseann Nagel, Arlington, 1869
• Jerome and JoLene Nordlund, Gibbon, 1868


• Blenker Family Farm, Albany, 1866
• Dennis Dirkes, Albany, 1862
• Gogala Family Farm, Albany, 1865
• Nett Family Farm, Albany, 1861
• Pogatchnik Farm, Albany, 1869
• Urbashich Family Farm, Albany, 1869


• Wayne M. and Ina M. Larson, Osakis, 1868


• Paul, Joyce, Steve and Bernedette McNallan, Kellogg, 1868
• Calvin Nicholas Strauss, Goodhue, 1869


• Ruth A. Brandvold Hines, Roger Hines, Waseca, 1865
• Dennis and Glenda Jewison, Janesville, 1868


• Brosig Family Farm, Altura, 1869
• Donn H. Corey, Houston, 1855


• Valley View Dairy, LLC - Luke and Elizabeth Elsenpeter, Dan and Erica Elsenpeter, Maple Lake, 1869

Information on all Sesquicentennial Farm families is available online.

Source: MFBF, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.
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