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Yellow Medicine County Farm Family

Todd and Jennifer Lecy Family

The Lecy farm in western Minnesota is a fourth-generation crop and livestock operation located in Sioux Agency Township along the Minnesota River. Todd’s father, Robert, has farmed his entire life except when he served his country in the U.S. Navy. Robert began the family’s beef cattle business in 1960 and continues to help with the farm and cattle as much as he is able. Todd joined his dad’s farm/cattle operation after graduating from North Dakota State University in 1983.

Todd and Jennifer raised five children: Cody, Beau, Hunter, Bobby and Laiken. All the kids started at a young age picking rock, baling hay, and doing other farm chores. Cody and his wife, Jenna, have three children and live in Waconia where Cody is general manager for Archetype Signs and Proxy Signs. Beau is a welder for Fagen, Inc. and lives in rural Belview. Hunter and his wife, Jenna, have two daughters and live a mile from the family farm and Bobby and his wife, Payton, also live nearby. Hunter and Bobby farm full-time with their dad and grandfather. The Lecys’  daughter, Laiken, attends college studying cosmetology.

The Lecys raise corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa. The family runs a commercial cow/calf operation along with a registered Angus herd known as Rock Valley Cattle Company.

Jennifer helps with the farming and calving; she provides all the meals for family members and the hired help when in the field. Jennifer also handles the farm’s bookkeeping. Cody, Beau and Laiken help when they can, and everyone lends a hand during calving season, even the grandkids.

Todd has served on several area co-op boards for the past 25 years. He is currently on the Sioux Agency Township board. The Lecy family belongs to Granite Falls Lutheran Church where they have served as committee members and volunteers. Hunter’s wife, Jenna, is a teacher with Yellow Medicine East School District, where the family’s fourth generation is just beginning to attend as preschoolers.

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