One of the best aspects of farming is taking both full responsibility and full pride in whatever happens in my fields.
 

About our family

We have a son, Justin, our daughter-in-law, Jamie, our grandson, Jaxson and our granddaughter Jaedyn.

About our food

We grow corn, soybeans and wheat on 6,350 acres. We can also raise 3,500 beef cattle at a time on our feedlot.

About our farm

We’ve been farming since 1979, when we formed the Larson Farms Partnership with Lynn’s father, Ray, and her brothers, Dave and Norm.

We spent the first nine years managing the cattle backgrounding operation in Wisconsin. (Backgrounding means raising the calves on pasture and getting them ready for the feedlot.)  

In 1988, we moved to the main farm in Maple Park. Mike worked with Lynn’s father, Ray, managing the feedlot (where we use high-energy rations to “finish” the cattle, which means getting them ready for market). Lynn handled the billing for our custom feedlot.

 

In 1996, Lynn’s brothers, Norm and Dave, had the opportunity to work with Case IH to develop a crop scouting business (a service to farmers where professionals monitor and evaluate crop health and growth). So at that time, Lynn started to manage the cropping side of the farm.  And our sister-in-law Barb (Norm’s wife) took over the cattle billing as the crop acres began to grow in size. 

Our son Justin joined the Larson Farms Partnership in 2011.

Mike & Lynn on...

Our farming philosophy

To provide safe, nutritious, wholesome beef products to consumers with humane treatment of each animal and production practices that are environmentally friendly.

The best thing about being a farmer

Seeing the fruits of our labor. Though the weather and markets can be challenging, it’s very rewarding to see our accomplishments.