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From Norway to Minnesota:

June 28, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

KENNETH Many immigrants to the United States brought not only their culture and language from the old country with them, but also their profession. Continue Reading

Putting down roots: Vosberg family celebrates farm’s 100 years

June 28, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

DOVRAY When Gordon and Linda Vosberg’s farm in rural Dovray received Century Farm recognition, the couple decided not to let the milestone go by without a celebration. Continue Reading

Sells family celebrates 104 years on Beaver Creek farm

June 28, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

BEAVER CREEK Lining a wall inside the Spencer and Pam Sells home in rural Beaver Creek is a pictorial history of a family farm that has spanned five generations and more than 100 years. Small, black-and-white images depicting a farm house are placed amid a collage showing progress, from cattle feedlots in the 1950s to swine confinement barns of the 21st century. Continue Reading

Rentschler family farms in Rock County for 100 years

June 27, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

HILLS The 80 acres of southwest Minnesota farmland now owned by the Ronald W. and Lori L. Rentschler Revocable Trust is another of the several area properties celebrating a century of family ownership this year.
Located on 11th Street in Hills, and within Rock County’s borders, the land was first purchased by R.L. Rentschler and his wife in June 1913 from Lars Engebretson. Continue Reading

Pankonin farm reaches century status

June 27, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

SANBORN When the Pankonin family built a new barn in 1941, George Pankonin remembers the carpenters looked to the east over the land that frequently flooded and asked, “Do you think you’ll ever make a living on this farm?” Continue Reading

Alpha farm in Ambrose family since 1893

June 27, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ALPHA The Ambrose farm has been in the family for 120 years. The land, originally owned by G.A. Albertus and Geo. R. Moore, was purchased by John Ambrose in 1893 for the sum of $12 an acre $1,920 for the 160 acres. The Ambrose family’s roots are in Czechoslovakia, although not much more is known about their heritage. Continue Reading

Fresk family farm near Hadley celebrates 100 years

June 26, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

HADLEY Steve Fresk remembers his mother telling him, “Don’t be a farmer. You don’t want to work that hard.”
Today, he thinks farming is like golf. Continue Reading

Through tragedy and triumph, Brunks at home on rural Brewster land

June 26, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

BREWSTER When seven siblings share the same farm house, do chores together and arrange their own football games in the farmyard, there are bound to be lots of memories of farm life. Continue Reading

Schilling farm marks 104 years in the family

June 26, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ADRIAN “The thing about farming,” Verlis Schilling says, is that “you don’t have much of a choice where you farm you farm where you started.”
For Verlis, his wife Brenda, and their son Derek, their start was on familiar ground. Continue Reading

Century farmers in Douglas County

August 16, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

In September of 1910, a humble family farm was purchased by Rudolph Jobe, where he cultivated corn, oats and hay.
Now, more than 100 years later, his grandson, Paul Jobe, still owns and operates this very farm, located just south of Alexandria. Continue Reading