Steve and Betty Ness
Today Steve and Betty Ness are living on the farm in Erskine, MN where Steve’s parents purchased it in 1940. The current operation still contains wheat and soybeans just like it did when Steve began farming in 1976. When Steve began farming, he farmed with his brother Alan. The brothers farmed together until Alan retired in 2006. Steve and Betty have two sons, Isaac and Aaron.
In the community, Betty is the Maple Bay Free Lutheran Ladies Aid Treasurer; Cemetery Treasurer, Sunday School Treasurer, and Fertile Area Release Time Treasurer. She is also a registered nurse, currently employed at Hanson Chiropractic Clinic in Fertile. Steve is a Garden Township Supervisor and Maple Bay Free Church Trustee.