Daren and Michelle Schmidt
The Schmidt Farm is a third generation operation starting with Daren’s grandfather John Schmidt. After Daren’s grandfather ran the farm, his father Eldon Schmidt did. Currently the farm is run by Daren and his brother Mark. The crop and livestock operation that is headquartered south of Marietta, MN raises corn, soybeans, and alfalfa. It also enterprises a cow/calf beef operation. Brothers Daren and Mark manage the day to day operations of the farm. Daren’s wife Michelle helps out with the record keeping when she is not working as a loan officer with United FCS. Daren and Michelle have 3 children, Morgan, Cooper, and Landrey. The children all help on the farm as needed.
Away from the farm, Daren is on the Midwest Cattlemen’s Association Board. All the children are in 4-H and Michelle is an adult leader. Morgan is a county 4-H ambassador and the secretary of their local club. The family is members of the Faith Lutheran Church in Madison and Morgan and Michelle are on the Board of Youth.