Stelter Family Farm

Yellow Medicine County

The David and Deanna Stelter farm was originally purchased in 1970 by Herb, Dennis and Carole Stelter.  The farm maintained purebred hog and dairy operations for decades along with a cropping operation.

Today the farm is run by David and his family.  It consists of a 300-cow dairy along with 275 heifers and calves on two different sites.  The family raises all its own feed on 700 acres of land—utilizing double cropping, growing mostly corn, wheat and alfalfa.  The family has planted miles of windbreak tree lines on their farm.  They also utilize cover crops and conservation cropping systems.

Day-to-day operations are managed by David.  Other family members with active roles in the farm include David’s father, Dennis, along with David and Deanna’s two youngest children, Sadie and Logan and Justin Torke.   David’s sisters, Kara and Julie, are also involved in ownership of the farm.

David served as mayor of Wood Lake for several years and has been very involved with a variety of farm and community organizations including Farm Bureau, 4-H and breed associations.   David and Deanna have a long history of youth involvement and 4-H leadership.  They are also very active in their church.  David has also served as a youth basketball coach and a referee.

yellow medicine, 2016

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