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Minnesota Farm Families of the Year

Lyon County
2017
Pat has farmed with his dad and cousins all his life. When his parents retired, Pat and Karen took over full ownership of the farm. The family grows corn and soybeans and raises hogs in an isowean to market operation.
The VanKeulens have four children. Their boys, Grant and Chase, would someday like to farm. Grant currently works for Ralco and Chase plans to attend South Dakota State University this fall. One daughter, Emily, is a nurse in St. Paul and is married to Dan Offerdahl. The other daughter, Haley, is a nurse in Fargo.
Pat serves on the Grandview Township board and the Polar Swine board. Karen is a member of the Marshall school board as well as the Southwest Minnesota State University Alumni Board. Pat and Karen are active in the Mustang Booster Club.
The VanKeulens are very thankful they have been able to raise their kids on the farm and that they all learned the value of hard work and working together.

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