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Sibley County Farm Family

Schauer Farms Incorporated

Schauer Farms was homesteaded in 1888 and has been under the Schauer name since. Five generations of the family have called the farm home.

Today, the Schauer farm is a three-enterprise operation. The family raises about 350 head of replacement dairy heifers for clients in the surrounding area. The Schauers also custom raise about 70 crossbred beef calves for a beef client. The family’s cropping enterprise consists of 400 acres of corn, soybeans, alfalfa and orchard hay and the third part of the operation consists of one-and-a-half acres of cut flower production under the name of Milkhouse Flowers.

Dale and Jeanne Schauer are both semi-retired, living on the farm and helping wherever they are needed. Tim and Dawn Schauer and their family also live on the farm and are the day-to-day managers. The couple’s three sons help with chores while also discovering their own career paths. Taylor is a power lineman in Glencoe; Adam will be a junior this fall at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls studying crop and soil science and Owen will be a sophomore at Glencoe Silver Lake High School. Owen is planning to obtain an agriculture degree after school.

The Schauers are devoted members of First Lutheran Church in Glencoe, serving on various boards and participating in services. Dale has been a New Auburn Township Supervisor for 17 years and Tim has served 15 years on the Glencoe Co-op Board, now serving as president. Tim and Dawn’s family are members of the Sibley County Holstein Association and Tim, Dawn and Adam are members of the Sibley-Nicollet Corn Growers Association. Dawn currently serves on the Sibley County Extension Committee.

The Schauer family are big supporters of and participants in Sibley County 4-H, including serving as adult leaders and members of the Weeping Willows 4-H Club.

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