Fox Farm

Dakota County
2014

The Fox farm has been in the family for three generations. Their farm began in 1949 when Greg’s parents Henry and Katie rented it from Henry’s uncle.  Now Greg is managing the farm with the help of his son Kevin.  Greg, who had an interest in farming, began farming with his father when he we just a teen, buying and raising hogs and beef steers.  In 1982, after graduating from high school and college, Greg and Sandi were married, and the couple returned to the Fox farm to start a partnership with Greg’s parents. Eventually Greg, Sandi, and their four children; Brian, Kevin, Dan, and Nicole, took over the hog farm. Greg and Sandi have a 200 sow, farrow to finish hog operation as well as a small beef herd.  They also grow corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and canning crops. Kevin is the only child left on the farm to farm with Greg, as the others have moved on and pursued other occupations, all of which are some form of agriculture. 

Greg and Sandi have been 4-H leaders for over 30 years and have promoted the pork industry at fairs, supermarkets, and the farmer’s market.  Sandi has also been involved with the parent/ teacher organization as well as acting as the Athletic Booster Clubs chairman.  She was also on the County Extension Committee.  Greg has served on the Dakota County and State Pork Producer Boards.  The Fox family is active in St. Agatha church.

dakaota, 2014

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