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Rock County Farm Family

Dallas and Amy Knobloch Family

The Knobloch family farm was started by Dallas’ great-grandfather who purchased it in 1946. Dallas’ dad took over in 1964 and Dallas started farming with his father in 2002.

The Knoblochs have a cattle feedlot finishing operation along with cow/calf pairs. They raise corn, alfalfa and some small grains. Dallas partners with neighbors on feeding cattle and working the land. He buys the majority of their feedlot cattle privately, working with West River and local cow/calf operators. He also purchases commodities and takes care of the feeding and management of the feedlot. Amy handles the accounting work, record keeping, runs errands and helps process cattle. The couple’s son, Tory, is the cow/calf operator, feeds cattle, raises 4-H cattle, and handles other chores around the farm. The Knoblochs’ daughter, Claire, feeds the bucket calves, raises 4-H cattle, helps with the cow/calf operation, raises chickens and helps process the cattle.

The family is active in the Blue Ribbon 4-H Club and Dallas is a member of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association and the Farm Bureau. Dallas is a Rock County Fair livestock supervisor and a trustee of the Frank Boon Trust. Amy volunteers at school and church events. Tory is a member of the H-BC FFA Chapter and his high school football and trap teams. Claire is active in volleyball, basketball and track.

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