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Mahnomen County Farm Family

Steve, Gina and Jake Worms

Steve’s parents, Herb and Alma, purchased the farm in northwestern Minnesota in the 1940s and started their dairy and small grains operation. They exited the dairy business in 1983. Eight years later, Steve and Gina purchased the farm and launched a beef feedlot while raising small grains, corn, soybeans and sunflowers. 

In 2005, Steve and Gina established North Star Premium Beef, Inc, a retail beef sales company featuring all-natural beef products. Last year, Steve and Gina’s son, Jake, joined the operation, adding his own rented acres, and Worms Farms began.

Today, the family grows corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and wheat in addition to operating a beef feedlot and cow/calf business. All feeder calves are finished in the feedlot and sold through the retail beef business. The family sells beef that is free of growth hormones and antibiotics; it’s corn-fed and USDA inspected at processing.

Steve is owner-operator of Worms Farms and North Star Premium Beef. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Crookston. Gina is an owner as well and handles the bookkeeping. She’s been a teacher at Waubun High School for 33 years. Jake is a part owner of the farm and helps with the record keeping. Jake is a 2019 graduate of NDSU with a degree in agri-business; he is employed at Ag Country Farm Credit Services and is a sales rep for Dahlman Seed Company. Steve and Gina’s daughter Kaitlin is a credit analyst at Ag Country Farm Credit Services and daughter Hanna will attend NDSU this fall studying nursing.

The Wormses are members of the Minnesota Farm Bureau and have been involved in the Mahnomen County Emerging Leadership Program. The family belongs to St. Michael’s Catholic Church and was very involved in the county 4-H program. They have volunteered with other local organizations including sports booster clubs at Mahnomen High School and the Sno-Drifters Snowmobile Club.

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