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Stearns County Farm Family

Glen and Sadie Frericks

Glen and Sadie started farming in 2005 on Sadie’s family’s farm in northeastern Minnesota. The couple moved their herd of 40 cows to Stearns County in 2006 and purchased a farm of their own a year later.

Today, the Frerickses milk 100 cows and raise their own replacements. In the winter, they house their cows in a tie-stall barn with a sand-bedded free stall barn in their future. In the summer, the cows and heifers graze on 100 acres of perennial pasture. The Frerickses own 20 acres and rent another 55 acres of cropland on which they rotate silage corn and alfalfa, all protected by cover crops.

Glen and Sadie are the owner/operators of their farm. Their children Dan, Monika and Daphne help with a variety of chores.

The Frerickses are members of Adley Creek 4-H Club and enjoy showing at the Stearns County Fair. They are also members of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation and Land O’ Lakes Cooperative. Sadie serves on the boards of the Minnesota Milk Producers Association and Cooperative Network.

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