Holst Family Farm
The Holst farm was purchased by Jary’s parents, Kenneth and Dorothy Holst, in 1968. Jary and Celene purchased the farm in 2000 and now their children are the third generation of the family to farm the land.
The Holsts milk 120 Holstein cows and raise beef cattle on their farm in Wabasha County. Family members take care of all the milking and daily chores. Cows are milked twice daily in a double-six parallel parlor. All the crops raised on the farm are used as forage for the cattle.
Jary and Celene have six children: Jacob joined the operation two years ago and helps will all day-to-day operations on the farm. Isaac owns his own trucking business and helps haul the farm’s grain. Abigail and Natalie also help with chores around the farm and both are 2016 Wabasha County Dairy Princesses, Ashley works with the smaller animals and helps with milking and Beth helps out taking care of the animals as well.
As a family the Holsts are involved with 4-H in Wabasha County. The kids are all current or former members of FFA. The family also belongs to the Wabasha County American Dairy Association.