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Yellow Medicine County Farm Family

Rangaard Family

Rangaard Family Farms was established in 1946 by Roy and Lorna Rangaard. Their sons, Curt and Gordy along with their brother, Gary, helped their parents milk cows, raise black Angus cattle, gather chicken eggs and farm grain and alfalfa. Currently, Curt and his wife, Marilyn, along with Gordy and his wife, Darlyce, continue to farm the land with a corn and soybean rotation. The Rangaards also raise Angus cattle and pigs.

Curt and Marilyn were in 4-H in their youth. Today, they stay busy farming and Curt also runs Rangaard Truck Company. Their children, Lisa and Brian, were also in 4-H. They both showed cattle and pigs. Brian and his wife, Lori, have three children, Kyla, Aliyah and Ty, who are involved in the Oshkosh Wide Awakes 4-H Club. Brian is employed by Ag Plus Cooperative as an agronomist. He also raises cattle on the family’s farm.

Gordy and his wife, Darlyce, have three children: Sheila, Linda and Jeremy, who were members of the YMC Hammer Highlights and Oshkosh Wide Awakes 4-H clubs where they showed cattle, pigs, gardening, and food. Jeremy still helps on the farm with planting and fall tillage.

Gordy spent many years on the Yellow Medicine County Fair Board and the Norman Township Board. He’s retired from the county highway department.

Darlyce volunteers as Yellow Medicine County Fair judge and with the “Chef for a Day” cookoff. She is a Friend of 4-H. Darlyce retired from University of Minnesota Extension where she served as a SNAP Educator and promoted Farm to Fork in schools and farmers markets.

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