Engen Beef Farms

Stanley and Eleanor Engen
Houston County
2016

Stanley and Eleanor Engen purchased their farm in southeastern Minnesota’s Houston County in 1958 from Stanley’s uncle. The farm started out as a dairy but was converted to a beef operation a few years later. The Engens also raised pigs for a time.

In the 1960s the Engen expanded when they purchased an adjoining farm and another forty acres.  A large pond was built in 1964 and various conservation practices on utilized on the farm. Stanley and Eleanor’s son, David, is currently managing the farm and his son, Tyler, helps out. Tyler and his wife, Bethany, along with their son, Graham, live on the farmstead.

The Engens’ operation currently raises corn, soybeans and hay. The family finishes mostly Angus cattle and runs a small beef herd.  In addition to their son, David, Stanley and Eleanor have three other children: Robert, Christine and Bradley.

During his farming career Stanley sold Madison Silos and cattle feeding equipment. Stanley is a member of the Caledonia Masonic Lodge, Scottish rites and a 32nd degree Osman Shriner. He is a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion. Eleanor is an auxiliary member of both groups.  The Engens are members of Wilmington Lutheran Church.

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