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Clay County Farm Family

Jossund Family Farm

Mark and Brendy Jossund

Mark is the fourth generation of his family to farm in northwest Minnesota. His great grandfather, Ole Gilbertson, purchased the farm from the railroad in the 1880s. Ole started with 160 acres of crops and livestock. In the 1980s, the farm transitioned to crop production. The current operation also includes a portion of Brendy’s family’s farm. That farm was established in the 1880s by her great grandfather, Christen O. (Johnson) Dosland.

Mark and Brendy currently farm 3,000 acres of corn, wheat, and soybeans in rotation. They farm with their sons, Bryce and Carson. The farm spans across northern Clay and southern Norman counties.

Mark and Brendy own and operate their family farm. Brendy also works as a nurse at the Fargo Veterans Administration. Their daughter, Erica, is a social worker for a hospice agency in the Twin Cities. Bryce is a graduate of North Dakota State College of Science and works as a diesel mechanic at Norman County Implement. He farms part-time. Bryce and his wife, Tanisha, live in Ada. Carson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Crookston in agronomy and he farms full time.

Mark and Brendy are members of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Moorhead. Mark is a member of the Perley Community Co-op, a director for the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council, and a past board member of the Northern Crops Institute. The family members are proud supporters of the UMN-Crookston Agronomy Club.

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