Dan and Jenny Erickson
The Erickson family farm in Alden consists of 700 acres of corn and soybeans. They also custom raise replacement heifers for Arendt Holstein Resort of Mazeppa. Dan and Jenny get the heifers on their farm at about 400 pounds, and raise them, breed them, and return them to Arendt Holsteins 6 weeks prior to calving. Dan and Jenny also help farm an additional 700 acres that belongs to Dan’s parents, Chuck and Karen Erickson.
Besides working on the farm, Dan also works for the Minnesota Corn Growers Association as a regional representative, and Jenny is a special education teacher in the Alden School District. In the community, Dan is active with the Freeborn County Corn Growers Association and the Alden Volunteer Fire Department. Jenny is involved with the Alden Parent Teacher’s Organization. Dan and Jenny have three children; Grace (8), Tyler (5), and Karina (2).