Hometown: Waverly, Minnesota
Children: Wyatt-7, Mason-6, and Tanner-4
About them: Dan graduated from Ridgewater College – Willmar in Farm Operations Management and returned to the family farm upon graduation. Seena graduated from South Dakota State University in Agricultural Education and St. Mary’s University in Educational Leadership. She has taught high school agricultural education for 13 years. She also is the Dairy Princess Consultant for Midwest Dairy Association.
Farm Description: We run a diversified farm that includes 80 milk cows, 140 steers and 800 acres of land, on which we grow corn, soybeans and alfalfa. Most of our corn and alfalfa is grown to feed our livestock.
Hobbies: Dan enjoys attending tractor pulls with the boys. Seena enjoys gardening and showing dairy goats with her family. During the summer, we love attending county fairs and showing our cattle at local dairy cattle shows.
Favorite Family Activities: In our spare time, we like to attend high school basketball games, going for bike rides, and always enjoy our annual family overnight trip to the waterpark! We recently visited a school in Golden Valley and talked about our farm. We even brought a cow and calf to show the students.
Why did you choose to farm and be involved in agriculture for your profession?
We love raising our three boys on the farm and like the challenges that farm life brings. Each day is different from the any others. Our children witness first-hand the miracle of life each time a new calf is born. Values of hard work ethic, responsibility and teamwork are present every day. It is our responsibility to care for our animals each day, and we work together as a family to get all of the jobs done. Farming has been a rewarding profession for us, and we are proud to take care of the land and the animals as a family.
Favorite Family Recipe
We make this with the boys all the time.
Fruity Splash Smoothie