Steele Family Farm

Doug and Stacy Steele
Freeborn County

Doug and Stacy Steele, along with their three boys, Gavin, Garrick and Garrison, farm about 800 acres of corn and soybeans outside of Alden in southeastern Minnesota.  The family also raises 10,000 pigs per year in a wean-to-finish operation. Doug is co-owner of Precision Pork Sow Cooperative.  Doug and Stacy are both from the Alden area and Doug is the fifth generation of the family to farm. The Steeles have owned their farm for 21 years.

Doug started farming with his uncle and his father, Richard, as a teenager and continued to farm part-time while majoring in swine production at the University of Minnesota, Waseca.  The Steeles’ sons all help with the farm work by loading pigs, moving pigs, washing barns and picking rock. The boys are also very involved in school sports.

Doug operates the farm full time but still finds time to serve on the Alden-Conger School Board. He’s also a past president of the Mansfield Lutheran Church Council.  He’s involved in the Freeborn County Corn Growers and Pork Producer organizations.

Stacy works full time at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, teaches Sunday school, is a Lutheran Youth Organization leader and is a co-leader of the Conger 4-H Club.

Freeborn, 2016

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