Donald and Lisa Kamen

Dakota County

The Kamen Family Farm was purchased in 1920 by Donald’s great-grandfather, Frank Kamen.  After Frank, Donald’s grandfather, father (Clarence), and uncle (David) farmed it. In 1986 Don and Lisa took over the family operation.  Today Don and Lisa farm mostly corn, soybeans, hay, and sweet corn.  On the farm, Lisa maintains the garden, cans and freezes food for the family, and picks up parts.  Children Sonya, Amy, T.J., Joe, and Wendy help with the baling of hay and gardening.

In the community, Donald has been involved with the local and state irrigator associations and 4-H.  He is currently involved with the Knights of Columbus and various church activities.  Daughter Amy, who has a degree in General Agriculture, participated in the National Livestock Judging Competition where her team took 1st place. Son Joe participated in FFA in high school where he held various leadership roles.  Joe has an Agriculture Mechanics Degree and currently serves as a service technician for John Deere.  It is Joe’s goal that he takes over the farm one day. Daughter Wendy is currently working on her Veterinarian Technician Degree.

dakota, 2013

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