Eugene and Sherri Betcher
Eugene started farming in 1978 on shares with a neighbor. Eugene eventually bought him out. Sherri moved to Minnesota from Colorado and married Eugene in 1999. The couple moved to their current location in 2004. The Betchers operate the farm and do custom planting, spraying and combining. Sherri also owns a floral business.
The Betchers’ farm consists of 500 acres of corn, soybeans and hay. In addition to their custom planting, spraying and harvesting work, they custom feed 100 head of cattle in the fall and winter. They also raise Shorthorn cattle and a few hogs for 4-H projects.
Eugene and Sherri’s son Ty is married to Kristina and they have one child, Rhyker. Their daughter, Ashlyn, is married to Blake, and Matthew is the Betchers’ youngest son.
The Betchers have been active in 4-H for over 21 years serving as 4-H leaders, on the county 4-H council, budget committee, the Goodhue County Extension Committee and any place needed to help 4-H. The Betchers volunteer their time with the Goodhue County Fair and are members of the Minnesota Shorthorn Association, The Minnesota Corn Growers, Pheasants Forever and the Wabasha County Cattlemen. The family is active in their church and Eugene and Sherri coach the Goodhue High School Trap Team.