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Lyon County Farm Family

Bossuyt Family

Brad Bossuyt operates a small hobby farm in southwest Minnesota’s Lyon County. The farm has been home to goats that are raised for 4-H projects for kids in the family and that are sold at various club sales. 

Currently, several steers are raised for personal use and by family members. The farm is home to about 20 goats and a couple of donkeys. 

Brad’s sons, Anthony and Colin, have been big helpers around the farm since they could walk—feeding animals and taking care of babies.

Brad was involved in a very serious farm accident in November 2021. He lost part of a leg after being pinned between a tractor and a large round bale. After about 12 hours, he was found by a neighbor and rescued by first responders. Brad has fought diligently over the past year-and-a-half and has overcome many obstacles. He continues to be very grateful for the work of health professionals and all the support he’s received from friends, family and his community.

Brad was a member of 4-H in his youth. As an adult, he helped his boys and any other 4-H member who needed assistance. Brad has served as the Lyon County Fair goat superintendent for 10 years and continues to serve with the Cottonwood Fire Department. He’s been part of the fire department for 28 years.

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