Kuball Family Farm

Nathan and Shannon
Rice County

The Kuballs’ farm began in 1902 as a diversified operation. In 1960, Nate’s grandfather, Laverne, began to specialize in dairy. He milked 50 cows and farmed 200 acres. In 1998, Nate and Shannon began farming full-time and entered into the family partnership in 2003. Nate’s Mom, Deb, is the farm’s payroll manager.

Today the Kuballs milk 210 cows and raise a couple hundred head of young stock. They also raise 950 acres of corn, soybeans and alfalfa.  The Kuballs are always looking for new ways to integrate both technology and environmentally sound practices. With this in mind the family added a solar array in 2014 and has converted their barn to LED lighting.

Nate and Shannon have three children: Kelsey, Emma and Keegan. All are active 4-H members in the dairy project and participate in the dairy quiz bowl and dairy judging teams.

Both Nate and Shannon are members of Minnesota Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Rancher Program and both serve on the Rice County American Dairy Association Board. They are members of the “Midwest Speak Out” program and have been featured on the “Farmers Feed Us” website. Nate is a volunteer wrestling coach and the couple often hosts farm tours and school groups.  The family is very involved in their local church.

rice, 2016

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