Calvin and Tammy Beumer, Lone Pine Farm
Lone Pine Farm was started in 1937 by Henry Beumer, Calvin’s grandfather. Years later, Henry’s son Edmund and his wife, Mary, purchased the farm. In 1983, Calvin and Tammy bought the dairy farm from Calvin’s parents. In 1987, they built a poultry barn to raise broiler chickens for the Jack Frost company and in 2004 the family started a beef cow herd.
The Beumers have established a diverse approach to farming. The family’s operation includes 85 dairy cows, chickens, and a cow/calf herd. The family also grows corn, soybeans, alfalfa, oats, and grass hay on about 600 acres. Conservation of the farm’s soil and natural resources has been important to the Beumers throughout the family’s history on the farm.
Calvin and Tammy manage the day-to-day operation of the farm. Their four children and grandchildren enjoy spending time and helping on the farm. Their son Allen and his wife, Heather, along with their children manage the chicken barn. The Beumer’s daughter Leann and her husband, Chad, and their children manage the beef herd.
The Beumers are members of St. Rita’s Church in Hillman and are members of the Minnesota DHIA. The family is involved in the Hillman Swampstompers Snowmobiling Club and supports the Milaca FFA Foundation. Calvin served on his local FSA committee, Milaca school board and is currently serving on the board of directors of Sunrise Ag Cooperative.