Middendorf Family Farm
Paul Middendorf’s parents, Joe and Lou, purchased the central Minnesota farm in the early 1970s. Paul and Bonnie purchased the farm from them in the fall of 1981. They built a new dairy barn and began milking Holstein cows.
The Middendorfs’ son Jeremy and his wife Hope and their family have started to take over more of the responsibility of running the farm and plan to someday take over its operation.
Paul and Bonnie’s daughters, Jessie, Megan and Katelyn, along with their families help when needed with field work, baling hay, picking rocks and other chores. The Middendorfs’ son Cody and his family help with daily chores if a day off is needed.
Bonnie served on the American Dairy Association board and the local dairy princess committee for many years. Jessie, Megan and Katelyn were all Todd County Dairy Princesses. Cody and Katelyn showed some of the farm’s registered Holstein dairy cattle in 4-H at the Todd County Fair and Minnesota State Fair. All the Middendorf children were involved in FFA.