Farm wife, mother + educator
My husband and I farm near Cleveland, Minnesota. I am a former elementary teacher who recently left the classroom as we transitioned to owners of the farm after the loss of my husband’s father. We are the oldest generation on our 6th generation farm. We grow corn, soybeans, contract finish hogs, and finish steers for direct to consumer beef. We have practiced a combination of strip tillage and no till practices since 2009. Ryan and I began raising steers in 2016 as a stepping stone into farm income, we were both working full time off the farm at the time. In 2020 we purchased our first tillable acres and began raising our own crops. 2021 brought a year of grief and transition, but we are embracing change and moving forward together.