WRENSHALL, Minn. — The family has lived at their farm in Wrenshall since 1994. Duane grew up on a farm in Carlton County. Duane comes from a family with ten siblings, four of which are currently working in agriculture production.
Grandview Dairy also raises vegetables and has a fall pumpkin patch. The entire family helps milk their 65 cows and lends a hand whenever needed, especially during haying. The family raises all of their own replacements and steers to five hundred pounds. Duane and Doreen produce all of their own feed utilizing a diverse crop mix including corn, alfalfa, soybeans and oats. Duane and Doreen are recognized as excellent environmental stewards of their land, which is key due to the sloped terrain that they farm. The sensitivity of the slopes of the beautiful rolling hills on their property is managed by the use of diverse crops and land management systems including set-backs and buffers.
Duane and Doreen are also very active in the Registered Holstein Association, Carlton County Dairy Association Board, 2017 and 2018 Breakfast on the Farm hosts, MN Dairy Herd Improvement Association Board, Minnesota Department of Agriculture/Soil and Water Conservation District Certification Program, 2007 Carlton County Soil & Water Conservation District Outstanding Conservationist of the Year Award recipients, Silverbrook Township Board, St. Francis Catholic Church and the Carlton County Fair.
Duane and Doreen are also very busy attending the school activities of their grandchildren activities at both the Wrenshall and Barnum Public Schools.
— University of Minnesota Extension
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