Paul and Sharlyn Boyum

Fillmore County
2017

The Boyum farm began with a partnership of Paul and his brother, Arne, in the spring of 1968. BoyCo Farms was formed. The brothers rented from their cousin, Bertram Boyum, and later bought the land. BoyCo Farms consisted of 1,000 acres of owned and rented land, a cow/calf operation and a farrow-to-finish hog business. The brothers raised corn, soybeans and hay. The partnership dissolved in 2009 because of Arne’s failing health, and Paul farmed by himself until 2014.

BoyCo Farms is now rented by grandnephews John and Joe--young farmers with a passion to keep farming and keep the beef herd. Paul still helps with some field work.

Paul and Shari have two daughters; both were involved raising and showing cattle in 4-H and FFA.

The Boyums serve on their church council. Shari is treasurer of the ladies organization. Paul, a veteran, is a member of the Fillmore County Cattlemen and was named Minnesota Cattleman of the Year in 2009. He is also a member of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

Shari is a member of the Minnesota and National Cattlewomen’s organizations. Shari also devotes her time to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life team.

The Boyums were active in their local 4-H club as adult leaders and helped out at the county fair when their daughters were in 4-H.

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