The Hislop family has been residing at the same farm in Beauford Township since November 6, 1866. The family came to America from Scotland in the 1840s and settled in Janesville, Wis., for a number of years before arriving at their new homestead in Beauford, Minn. The first generation of the family to farm the land in southern Minnesota was Robert Hislop. He subsequently was the first person to be buried in Beauford Oak Hill Cemetery. Five generations of the family now are laid to rest there.
Today, the Hislops grow corn and soybeans and custom finish hogs. The family also owns a trucking company with four full-time employees.
The farm is managed by Scott and Michelle Hislop and their son, Adam and his wife, Lauren. Adam and Lauren have two children, Boden (4) and Melanie (5 months). Boden is generation number eight so he is busy following his dad around the farm, learning the ropes and hoping to fill his shoes someday.
Adam is a board member of the Blue Earth County Corn and Soybean Growers Association and a trustee at the family’s church. Lauren is employed at Central Farm Service, an ag cooperative based in southern Minnesota, and is involved with the Blue Earth County 4-H Purple Ribbon Club.