A & B Farms LLP
In 1886, George Wyatt purchased land and started farming near Bethel in Anoka County. George’s sons, grandsons and great-grandsons have owned and operated the farm ever since. George’s original farm is now part of A & B Farms LLP which was designated as a Century Farm in 1986. Dairy farming was the primary focus of the farm in its early years and that changed to crop farming in 1983.
Currently, George Wyatt’s great-grandsons, Bruce and Nelson Wyatt, are the owner/operators of the farm. Along with their families, they farm the original 300 acre homestead in addition to 900 acres they rent in Anoka and Isanti counties. The Wyatts grow corn, soybeans, winter rye and alfalfa. They also feed out about 50 Holstein steers.
Bruce and his wife, Heidi, along with Nelson and his wife, Sandy, reside on the farm along with the brothers’ parents, Archie and Jo-Ann.
The Wyatt family has been very involved in 4-H for several generations and has deep roots in the community. Nelson served on the Farm Service Agency County Committee for many years. He and Sandy have enjoyed hosting hayrides and giving tours to elementary school students. Bruce and Heidi have served as county 4-H leaders and their daughter, Laura, a past State 4-H Ambassador, also serves on University of Minnesota Extension’s Citizens Advisory Committee.
The Wyatt families are very involved in their church and school communities.