Pat and Terri McNamara met at North Dakota State University in 1983. In 1988, they moved back to farm with Pat’s father, Larry, and slowly worked into farming on their own. At that time the couple raised sugar beets, corn, soybeans, sweet corn and peas. In 2005, the McNamaras opened PT Mac, Inc., a truck repair shop where they repair any type of truck or trailer and sell and install tarps and truck accessories as well.
Today, Pat and Terri’s sons, Logan and Connor, farm with them. Not only are Logan and Connor very involved on the farm but they make day-to-day decisions and repairs in the truck shop as well.
Logan and his wife, Fawn, have two daughters, Blakely and Emersyn. Fawn is an insurance agent for George Paur Agency in Bird Island and an underwriter for Bird Island-Hawk Creek Mutual Insurance Company. Logan and Fawn are both very active on the Renville County Fair Board and several other organizations in the community.
Connor and Andrea have one daughter, Elaine. Connor is a member of the Bird Island Fire Department and Andrea is a PTA for Big Stone Therapies in Olivia and teaches religion classes for St. Al’s Catholic Church.
The McNamaras continue to be active in their community. Pat served for 12 years on the Renville County Fair Board and nine years on the local Soil Service Board. He is a Bird Island Lions Club member and served on the St. Mary’s Church council.