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Douglas County Farm Family

Botzet Family Farms

The Botzet farm was homesteaded in 1874 by Jim’s great-great-grandfather. The farm has been in the family ever since and is a six-generation family farm. The family raises corn, soybeans, and alfalfa. The Botzets also raise Black Angus cow/calf pairs and finish out Black Angus steers. Jim’s parents currently live on the farm.

Jim is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the farm. His wife, Nicole, helps in the field and with cattle as needed. Their four children, Daryn, Evyn, Kolty, and Graci have daily cattle chores and field work responsibilities. Everyone chips in with farm tasks as needed.

Jim and Nicole are supporters of the FFA and 4-H. All four children are members of the Carlos Happy Helpers 4-H Club. Daryn and Evyn are members of the Alexandria FFA chapter. The Botzets are involved in their church, where Nicole, Daryn, and Evyn help teach Sunday School.

In memory of the family’s oldest daughter, Kortni, the Botzets created a non-profit organization that offers graduating seniors a scholarship opportunity as well as providing life jacket boxes for local beaches.

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