Dave and Amy Staples Family
Both Dave and Amy grew up on family farms in Douglas County. Dave was raised on a farm purchased by his father in 1977. Amy’s family farm began with her great-grandfather and was passed down to her grandfather and then her father.
After obtaining a degree in business management from Moorhead State University, Dave began his farming career. He now farms with his father and two brothers near Kensington, where the Staples family raises corn and soybeans on 3,500 acres.
Dave and Amy have four children: Dawson, Gage, Ryder and Addison. The older boys help in the fields in the spring and fall when time allows between sports and school. Gage is busy in FFA at West Central Area Schools.
Dave has been involved with the Douglas County Corn Growers committee for eight years. He currently serves as church secretary and on the advisory committee of Kensington LCMC. Amy is a special education teacher at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria and has volunteered as president of the Parent and Community team. Both Dave and Amy coached youth basketball for several years.