Roger and Janel Walter

Red Lake County
2012

The Walter Family farm in Plummer, MN is operated in partnership by Roger and his brother Raymond Walter.  The brothers purchased the dairy farm in 1977 from their father, Herb Walter.  Today Roger and Raymond milk 360 cows with the help of 8 employees.  They also grow 1200 acres of corn, hay, and soybeans.  Their goal in farming is to strive to have a good working environment, produce good quality products, and to be a good neighbor.  Roger and Janel have four children; Eric (32), Kyle (28) married to Margo, Kristine (24), and Mark (23) married to Alyssa.  After completing their college education, the four children are pursuing employment off the farm; however Marc would someday like to be involved in the agricultural aspect of the farm.

In the community, Roger has been a Plummer School Board member for 28 years.  He is also involved with the Plummer Creamery Board, DHIA, Minnesota Milk, Plummer Lion’s Club, and Plummer Sportsman’s club. Janel works full time at Townsend Pricing, Inc. in Thief River Falls.  Both Roger and Janel belong to the St. Benard’s Catholic Church in Thief River Falls.

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