Brad is a first-generation farmer. Both Brad and his late wife, Mary, were city kids when they had aspirations of building a family farm together. The dream began with raising hogs, renting farm equipment and land, while working off-farm jobs. The couple purchased their first farm in 1983. More farms were purchased in 1988 and 1990. In 2006, the family launched its own precision-planting dealership.
Currently, Sasse Farms runs about 1,100 acres of corn and soybeans. The family transitioned from pigs to cattle and now sheep. Sasse Farms operates an extensive sweet corn and tomato business, a Dekalb/Asgrow seed dealership and does some custom farming.
Brad and his sons, Joe and Mitch, head up the operation. Joe and his wife, Amanda, along with Mitch and his wife, Molly, are currently renting their own land as well. Brad also has two daughters, Katie and Libby. Libby is married to Jay Boesl.
Brad is involved in his community in many ways including supporting the Le Sueur wrestling team and Lions Club; St. Anne’s School and the LeSueur County Pork Producers. Brad, Joe, and Mitch are members of the Le Sueur County Corn and Soybean Growers Association.
Sadly, Mary passed away in 2015. But the mark she left on the entire family is with them every day and her inspiration stays with the family and motivates them to live and love the farm she and Brad worked so hard to build.