Andrew and Jody Bakken
The Bakken family farm has been in the family for five generations. Their operation consists of a livestock and a grain site. Andrew and Jody moved to the livestock site in 2009 and have lived there since. Today Andrew and Jody’s operation consist of 750 acres of cropland planted to corn, soybeans, and alfalfa hay. They also operate a 225 farrow to finish hog operation, producing 3500 or more market hogs annually. In addition, they feed out 50 head of fat cattle. Daughter Brielle recently got her wish with a horse, so the family is enjoying their new addition to the farm. On the farm, Andrew is in charge of management decisions and daily operations. Jody does the accounting and does building site maintenance. Brennan (8), Blaine (6), Brielle (4), and Bryant (1), all help with chores and processing pigs.
Andy and Jody are active in their community. Andy has been involved in the Freeborn County Corn and Soybean Growers Associations, MN Corn Growers Association, Freeborn County Pork Producers, Spring Barrow Show, and Albert Lea FFA Alumni. Jody is involved in the Albert Lea Parent Teacher’s Organization, Mothers of Preschool Students, and Sunday school at First Lutheran Church. She is also a hockey mom!