Grandpa George and Gramma Mae Hufford moved to the farm north of Morris in the fall of 1948. They had two children, Dick and Jim. Dick returned to the farm after the service and after working at a telephone company. There had always been livestock on the farm, mostly cattle and hogs, but at times there were chickens, turkeys and sheep.
Dick and his wife, Myrna, and their family farm about 2,000 acres of owned and rented cropland, pasture and CRP land. The Huffords grow corn, soybeans, wheat and some hay. The farm is home to about 110 beef cows. The family also feeds about 200 head of cattle at a time and finish about 3,000 hogs per year.
Dick and Myrna are retired and their sons and their families now operate the farm. Son Jeff works full time on the farm. His son, Mitch and his wife, Katie, have two boys, Carson and Easton. Dick and Myrna’s son Kirby works full time on the farm and he and his wife, Julie, have a son, Taylor, who is married to Amanda. Taylor is very involved in the cow/calf part of the operation and works at the University of Minnesota’s West Central Research and Outreach Center. Kirby and Julie’s daughter, Makenna, is also involved in the cow/calf part of the business and will attend North Dakota State University this fall.
Dick Hufford served on the local school board and was a big supporter of agriculture and FFA programs at the family’s school. He served in the National Guard and was township treasurer for many years. Dick and Myrna were involved in the West Central Cattlemen organization. Jeff volunteers with Pheasants Forever and the local cattle and pork producer groups. He is also Morris township clerk and a director on the Agrilite Electric Co-op Board.
Kirby and Julie are very busy with the West Central Cattlemen organization and Kirby is involved with the Stevens County Pork Producers and is a director for Donnelly Co-op. Julie is co-owner of Visible Changes Salon in Morris and helps with tasks on the farm. Mitch and Katie are very busy with their kids’ school activities including wrestling. Mitch is involved with the local West Central Cattlemen and the corn growers.