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Mahtowa is home for 'Farm Family of the Year'

 

August 9, 2019

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The Gustafsons on their farm in Mahtowa are, from left, Roger, Sue, Alex Nelson, Evan, Scott, Amanda and Brooks.

The Gustafson family of Mahtowa has been named Carlton County's 2019 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota Extension office.

The Gustafson farm began 115 years ago as a registered Guernsey dairy. In the early 1990s, the farm transitioned to Holstein dairy cows. Today, the fifth generation of the family is growing up on the farm.

The Gustafsons raise corn silage, alfalfa, oats and barley. Five years ago they sold their dairy cows and converted the farm to a beef cow/calf and feed operation. The family raise their cattle on homegrown feeds and raise hay to sell to others for...



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