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Faribault County Farm Family

Bill and Suz Carr

The family’s home farm has been in Carr ownership since the 1870s. The farm was designated as a Century Farm in 1976. Bill and Suz started farming in 1989 with Bill’s parents, Tom and Mimi. Bill and Suz’s son, Nathan, joined the operation four years ago.

Bill and Nathan currently farm 1,700 acres of corn and soybeans. Nathan is working with new practices on the farm including minimum till, strip till, and the use of cover crops.

Bill and Suz actively run the farm. Bill also sells Pioneer Seed as an associate with R.J. Olson and Sons in Blue Earth. Suz works as a network administrator at Seneca Foods. Nathan works for Faribault County Soil and Water District. Nathan’s wife, Mandy, is a physician’s assistant at United Hospital District. Bill and Suz’s daughter, Nicolle, and her husband, Jake Zebedee, help on the farm as needed. Nicolle is a pharmacist at Hy-Vee in Fairmont and Jake is a chiropractor at OPS Clinics.

Bill has served on the Pilot Grove Township board for 20 years and the United Hospital District government board for 12 years. He is also a member of the Minnesota Corn and Soybean Growers Associations. Bill previously served on the county corn and soybean growers association board. Bill and Suz are members of the S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth.

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