O’Brien Family Farm
The O’Brien family farm, located near Kasson, MN was purchased by Patrick’s parents in 1962. Shortly after their purchase, Francis and Eileen O’Brien built the dairy. Patrick and Emma bought the farm from Francis and Eileen in 2005, and made some updates and additions. Today, Patrick and Emma continue to manage the farm. They raise milking cows, their own young stock, and steers. In addition to the cows, they grow corn, alfalfa, oats, and beans for feed. Patrick and Emma have six children; Sarah, Elizabeth, Stephen, Morgan, Bradley, and Matthew. All of the children, plus Francis and Eileen help on the farm where they can. Patrick and Emma also employ 3 part-time workers.
Away from the farm, the O’Briens are active in their church. In the past they have also been involved with AMPI, ADA, the AgStar nominating committee, and FFA.