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Swift County Farm Family

Langan Farms

Langan Farms is a family farm operation with a focus on diversified grain production growing corn, soybeans, edible black beans, wheat, sugar beets and sweet corn. The Langan farm was originally homesteaded by Patrick and Bridget Langan after they immigrated from Ireland in 1878. The farm has continued evolving and growing through five generations of Langan family stewardship.

Today, fourth-generation brothers Patrick and Michael Langan along with Patrick’s wife, Mary, and their son, Jack, operate the farm. With the variety of crops, all are involved with different focus areas across the operation. In addition to the family members, the farm operation has a hard-working dedicated team of both full-time and seasonal employees to support the farm operation.

Patrick and Mary have three children; Laura and Elizabeth have off-farm careers in healthcare consulting and environmental science, and Jack recently graduated from Benson High School. Jack is active in all areas of the farm operation and is planning to pursue a farming career. He will attend South Dakota State University this fall with a major in agriculture science. The family is looking forward to his expanded role in the operation through and after college.

In addition to the farm operation, the family members are active in community activities and serve several organizations. Mike has been on the West-Con Board of Directors for 11 years and currently serves as board chair. Mary has been a member of the Benson District 777 school board since 2017 and serves as board clerk. Patrick is vice chair of the Swift County Benson Hospital District Board and serves as chair on the CentraCare Benson local advisory board.

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