Minnesota Farm Bureau Recognizes Sesquicentennial Farms

The Minnesota Farm Bureau is pleased to recognize 22 recipients of the Sesquicentennial Farm award for 2016. A commemorative certificate signed by Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson and Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation President Kevin Paap will be awarded to qualifying families, along with an outdoor sign signifying Sesquicentennial Farm recognition. Information on all Sesquicentennial Farm families will be available online at www.fbmn.org.

Blue Earth County
Jack May, Mankato, 1865

Brown County
Leslie J. Peterson, Sleepy Eye, 1866

Carver County
Kugath Farms, Cologne, 1866

Freeborn County
David M. Ausen, Alden, 1857

Goodhue County
Kent Haugen, Zumbrota, 1866
Mary E. (McKinley) Lundell and Danny O. Lundell, Cannon Falls, 1866

Houston County
Francis J. Lynch Trust, Houston, 1864

Kandiyohi County
Philip J. and Jennifer J. Slinden, Atwater, 1866

Mower County
Hanson Family Farms, Grand Meadow, 1866
Rohne Family Farms, Lyle, 1858

Olmsted County
Clarence and Maxine Carpenter, Rochester, 1865
Betty Dorsey Silker, Byron, 1858
Chris and Laurie Hawkins, Pine Island, 1866

Rice County
Rene D. and Pamela D. Koester, Nerstrand, 1865

Sibley County
LeRoy Grewe, Gaylord, 1863
Steven and Debra Sjostrom, Lafayette, 1865

Stearns County
Kenneth J. Meyer, Freeport, 1865
Daniel and Mary Ann Pung, Melrose, 1864

Waseca County
Joyce Farm, Merrifield, 1865
Rollins Family Farms, Pemberton, 1866

Washington County
Viola E. Sullwold, Lake Elmo, 1864

Winona County
James J. Kammerer, Winona, 1866

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