Zins Family Farm
The Jeff and Sue Zins farm has been in the Zins name since 1977 when Jeff’s parents Leander and Adeline Zins purchased the farm to expand their current operation. Leander and Adeline had 13 children, many of whom have been actively involved in farming.
Jeff and Sue have two children: Holly, who is 27, and Levi, who is 24 and married to Torri. Holly is owner of Studio Z Photography in Fulda, and Levi works at I-90 Seed Solutions in Rushmore. Levi’s wife, Torri works at Lismore Telephone Company. Besides working on the farm, Jeff owns Jeff Zins Trucking, and Sue is the Dietary Director at Maple Lawn Senior Care Campus in Fulda. Jeff and Levi have a cattle finishing operation together, along with raising corn and soybeans. Levi also custom feeds pigs on the farm. The entire family helps with all aspects of the farming and livestock operation, and it runs more efficiently by pooling resources from Jeff’s brothers who farm nearby.
The family is involved in St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in various roles including Holly and Sue teaching 1st and 2nd grade faith formation. Jeff has served on the board of Directors at Maple Lawn Senior Care Campus for 15 years and is a member of the Corn and Soybean Growers Associations.