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Minnesota Farm Bureau honors sesquicentennial farmsMinnesota Farm Bureau honors sesquicentennial farms

This year, 37 recipients will receive the recognition.

June 5, 2018

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150 YEARS STRONG: Thirty-seven farms will be honored for their continuous family operation for 150 years or more.

The Minnesota Farm Bureau will recognize 37 recipients with the Sesquicentennial Farm award for 2018.

A commemorative certificate signed by Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota Department of Agriculture commissioner Dave Frederickson and Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation President Kevin Paap is awarded to qualifying families, along with an outdoor sign signifying Sesquicentennial Farm recognition.

Recognized farms must have been owned by their families 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:

• Rick and Samantha Duhamel, Foley, 1868

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• Gerard and Julie Bach, Minnesota Lake, 1867
• Henry and Gladys Walser, Hutchinson, 1868

• Eric and Shari Moll, New Ulm, 1865

• Wolter Farms, Norwood Young America, 1868
• Ron and Shirley Trick, Young America, 1868
• Jeff and Tina Vinkemeier, Norwood Young America, 1859

• Branden Gochnauer, Kenyon, 1868
• James D. O’Connor, Blooming Prairie, 1864

• Rachel Knudson and Kathryn Knudson, Hartland, 1868

• David and Carol Baker, Kenyon, 1868
• Roger A. and Doris M. Gruber, Cannon Falls, 1867
• Klingsporn Farms, Pine Island, 1868
• Jerrold C. Lexvold, Zumbrota, 1868
• Vicki Dahlstrom and Marie E. Valburg, Cannon Falls, 1856

• Olson South Shore Farm, Ashby, 1868

• John Bissen family, Caledonia, 1867

• Paul and Susan Bredeson, Willmar, 1868
• Mark and Julene Bredeson, Willmar, 1868

• Patrick and Judith Finnegan, Litchfield, 1865
• Frank F. and Mary Ann Marshall, Grove City, 1866
• Jim Turck, Litchfield, 1859

• Oehlke Farms, Grand Meadow, 1868
• John Meany Farm, Rose Creek, 1866
• Kinley and Joyce Peterson Trust and Harland Peterson family, Blooming Prairie, 1866

• The Anderson family, St. Peter, 1863
• William and Karen Brinkman, New Ulm, 1868
• Michael and Melissa Goodell, Nicollet, 1866
• Elizabeth Pearson Brand and Sarah Pearson Kelley, St Peter, 1859
• Mark M. Osborne, St. Peter, 1868
• Owen A. and Evelyn M. Swenson, Nicollet, 1863

• Duchene Farms, Faribault, 1857

• Gerald and Judy Mueller, Arlington, 1868

• Timmy and Dawn Shay, Albany, 1868

• David and Jean Krause, and Louise Krause, Owatonna, 1854

• Jerome Winter and Diane Winter, Morris, 1868

• Hagerty Family Farm, Waseca, 1858

• Bernard J. Hennessy and Jerald J. Hennessy, Lewiston, 1865

Information on all Sesquicentennial Farm families is found online

Source: Minnesota Farm Bureau


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