Grenawalt Farm - Newark
The Grenawalt Family has farmed the same land in Rock County for exactly 150 years. David Grenawalt, the 3rd generation to farm in southern Wisconsin, works roughly 1,000 acres of corn and soy and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Fun fact: When Dave’s family began to farm in Wisconsin there were only 37 states in the Union.
Brancel Farm - Endeavor
The Brancel Family’s agriculture roots run deep in Marquette County. Jim Brancel’s great-great grandparents settled in Wisconsin 150 years ago after immigrating from Germany to begin a dairy farm. Jim and Ben Brancel are still going strong today and hope to pass the tradition along to their very excited grandchildren.
Lueders Farm - Cedarburg
The Lueders have been farming this land in southeast Wisconsin for 167 years, with plans for the next generation going forward. Listen to Carol Lueders-Bolwerk explain how her mother encountered a riot mob trying to take goods to the farmers market. How they've loving maintained the original home house on the farm and paid incredible attention to details!
Bales Family Farm-West Bend
Larry Bales grew up as the oldest of seven children on his family’s farm in Washington County. He remembers his brothers and himself helping their father, Franklin, milk cows in the 1950’s and 60’s. Larry’s mother, 92 year-old Margaret Bales, recalls many farm memories, including dairy calf triplets.
Jefferson Family Farm - Big Flats
The Jefferson family has had roots in Adams County since the mid-1870’s. Carol Jefferson and her husband, Jim, are the fifth generation to farm in Big Flats and are very proud of their heritage. It’s been roughly 140 years since their ancestors settled in Wisconsin from Denmark and they’ve been farming ever since.