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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

Carver

• Mark and Renee Schlueter, Cologne, 1869

Chippewa

• Paul and Sonia Dvergsten, Watson, 1869

Dakota

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

Douglas

• Roger Johnson, Evansville, 1869

Faribault

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

Fillmore

• Ruth and Norman Eickhoff, Wykoff, 1868

Freeborn

• 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

Houston

• Jerry M. Lee, Houston, 1869

McLeod

• Leon Pesina, Glencoe, 1869

Meeker

• Richard P. Engan, Willmar, 1866

Mower

• Gerald Smith and Sons, Adams, 1869

Nicollet

• 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

Renville

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

Sibley

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

Stearns

• 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

Todd

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

Wabasha

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

Waseca

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

Winona

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

Wright

• 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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