Tom and Ione Malloy purchased the family’s farm in the 1970s and farmed with their family. Years later, their son Jeff and his wife, Brenda, took over the main farming operation and milked cows with their sons, Travis, Scott and Tyler until 1997. The farm then switched to beef and cash cropping and has continued to grow. Travis and his wife, Amanda, along with their four boys, Carson, Mason, Weston and Thomas, continue to run the farm, with four generations of the family helping to make the farm a success.
The farm consists of a commercial cow/calf herd, registered Wagyu cattle for seedstock and meat production that is sold direct to consumers. The Malloys grow corn, soybeans, oats and hay.
Tom still helps out as he can. Jeff and Brenda are owners/operators of the farm, as are Travis and Amanda. Other family members who help are Travis’ brother Scott and his friend Christina and kids, Addyson, Esme and Atticus. Travis and Scott’s brother Tyler and his wife, KC, also provide welcome help when they can.
The Malloys are involved in numerous aspects of the Crow Wing County Fair, from exhibiting to Amanda’s supervision of the rabbit barn. Travis and Amanda teach Sunday School and volunteer in their local schools and the local t-ball league. The Malloys are members of the Crow Wing County Farm Bureau, Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association and the Mississippi Valley Cattlemen’s Association. They also support 4-H and FFA.