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Sjostroms named Nicollet County Farm Family of the Year

by Ruth Klossner
The Sjostrom family of Bernadotte Township was recognized as Nicollet County Farm Family of the Year earlier this month. They were honored, along with farm families from most of the other Minnesota counties, at Farmfest Thursday, August 3 and at the Nicollet County Fair Friday, August 11.
Interesting, Steve’s folks, Lowell and Adrianne were named Nicollet County Farm Family of the Year in 1997
Current farm owners Steve and Deb Sjostrom, along with son Jacob and his wife Lindsay, are keeping the third-generation farm running.
In 1980, when Steve was just 19 years old, he and his dad Lowell formed the “Sjostrom Farms” partnership. Prior to that, Lowell and his wife Adrianne had milked 65 cows. With the new partnership, the herd was increased to 80 milking cows, along with expanded facilities. The Sjostroms continued to farm approximately 500 acres. Then, like now, all young stock were kept and raised.

For the complete story, check out the August 16 issue of the Winthrop News.

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