Jim and Mary Evans

Pipestone County
2011

Jim Evans of Pipestone began farming right after graduation in 1974 with his brother Ron.  Later, in 1981, he married Mary and the two continued farming his parents land.  In 1983 they began on their own by renting land from Jim’s parents.  They continued renting for nine years, when they purchased 24 acres from his father.  Today Jim and Mary are milking 120 cows and are still farming the quarter.  Their oldest son Justin helps with milking and other chores.  It is Justin who feeds heifers for Jim and Mary at his own acreage.  The Evans family raises all of their own replacement heifers and work for excellent breeding with good feet and legs and udders.  Besides Justin, Jim and Mary have 3 other children; Erin, Emily, and Jordan.

The Evans family has spent many years involved with 4-H and FFA activities and livestock shows.  Jim has also served on the ADA and DHIA boards.

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