Larry and Sandi Golyer
For the past 29 years, Larry and Sandi Golyer have owned and operated Lone Wolf Nursery at their small 5-acre farm in Oak Grove. Their nursery has grown from a seasonal bedding plant nursery to a full service nursery. The Golyer operation has three large greenhouses, including one high tunnel facility. The Golyer’s produce plants not only to sell, but also for the University of Minnesota research plots when control plants are needed that have prescribed protocol. Larry and Sandi work as a team, with Larry doing most of the work in Production and Research & Development and Sandi doing most of the work in promotion, bookkeeping, marketing, and technical support. Larry and Sandi hire short-term help for transplanting seedlings.
Larry and Sandi are very involved in the community. Larry, a retired school teacher, and Sandi, a semi-retired school bus driver, have been involved with the Gladiator Wrestling program and various St. Francis High School Booster Clubs. Currently, Larry and Sandi provide plants at wholesale cost to a number of community organizations in the St. Francis and Oak Grove areas. Larry also enjoyed his time as an Anoka County Master Gardener, which he accredits his confidence and skills to expand his business as well as implement sustainable, reusing, and recycling principles within his production. The Goylers have four grown children and five grandchildren.