Stuewe Family Farm
The Stuewe farm, located near Cologne in Carver County, has been in the family for generations. Paul started farming with his father in 1981 and took over the operation in 1994. Daniel, the fourth generation of the Stuewe family, is now helping run the family’s farm.
The Stuewes milk 90 cows in a swing eight parallel pit parlor that was built in 2002. The family raises all of their heifer calves from start to finish and plant about 250 acres of corn and alfalfa for feed. The entire family helps out each day on the farm.
Daniel graduated from Ridgewater College in Willmar with a degree in farm operation and an emphasis on dairy management. He takes care of the nutrition needs of the herd. Clare is a recent graduate of Central High School and this fall plans to study nursing at South Dakota State University. Daniel and Clare were both active in FFA over the years as well as many other school and community activities.
Paul recently completed two terms on the Midwest Dairy Association’s Board of Directors representing Carver and McLeod counties. He serves as secretary-treasurer for the Mid-County Co-op Board and for the Dairy Herd Improvement Association and is a board member of the Carver County American Dairy Association.
Sue is finishing her second term as secretary for the Carver County ADA board and has enjoyed volunteering at many school events and town festivals.