In 1972, Rick’s grandfather Frank Neuvirth began the family farm after moving his family from Milan, MI to Elkton, MN. After Frank, the farm was passed to Rick’s parents, Bob and Janet Neuvirth. Rick, the oldest of five children, began farming with his parents at an early age and added hogs to the existing crop farm when he graduated high school. In 1979 he married Margaret. Today Neuvirths have a hog and crop farm. They grow corn, soybeans, and hay. They also raise a few chickens and cattle. Rick’s parents Bob and Janet have semi retired, but still help in many ways. Rick and Margaret have five children and three grandchildren. Sons Brian and Tim have now joined the farming operation. Tim’s wife Michelle works part time on the farm. Their son Wesley will someday help out. Son Nick, daughter Michele, her husband Dan, and their children Grant and Grace, and daughter Donna and her husband Andy Johnson help when they can.
Rick, Brian, and Tim are very involved in MN Pork Producers, Sacred Heart Church and 4-H. Margaret is active with religion classes at St. Peter’s Church and the local 4-H program. Brian is also is involved in the community by being the 4-H Swine Superintendent and volunteering at church activities.