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Lincoln County Farm Family

Kelly and Nancy Krog and Family

Kelly and Nancy are the third generation to farm the family’s farm which was originally purchased in 1954 by Nancy’s grandparents, Ernie and Lee Richmond. In 2002, Kelly and Nancy purchased the farm that sits 3.5 miles north of Arco in Lake Stay Township. They both come from farm backgrounds and enjoy the gift of rural life. They appreciate the value of farming and the ability to include their children in the operation. 

The Krogs grow corn and soybeans on 2,000 acres. They have been running a corn and soybean seed business, Krog Seed Sales, since 2009. The family enjoys all the business relationships they’ve developed with area farmers. 

Kelly and Nancy raised three daughters on the farm. Their oldest, Jennifer, works for Panka Insurance in Ivanhoe and is married to her high school sweetheart, Alex Pohlen. Jenny and Alex are joining the seed and farming operation and will be the fourth generation of the family to work on the family farm. The Krogs’ middle daughter, Molly, will graduate with a marketing degree from the University of South Alabama in the spring of 2024. Their youngest daughter, Megan, will be a freshman at South Dakota State University this fall studying ag business.

The girls have all been involved in the operation since they were young. They learned the joys of picking rocks, cutting ditch hay, hauling hay, running the grain cart, going on parts runs and other day-to-day activities. Kelly and Nancy have enjoyed working together as farming partners and look forward to seeing how the farm will grow with future generations.

The Krog girls have been involved in 4-H for many years. Their favorite project was raising and showing their Boer goats. Kelly has served on the Lake Benton Elevator Board and church council. He is currently on the Lincoln County Fair Board and a member of the Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Growers Association. Since 2014, Kelly has been a volunteer with Farm Rescue, an organization that helps farm families in crisis. Through this program, he’s had the opportunity to harvest wheat in North Dakota and haul hay to ranchers in South Dakota and has met many new people in the process. 

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