Andy and Kris Schubert
The Shuberts’ farm started with Andy’s dream of becoming a full-time rancher. The family’s ranch was established in 1989, the year Andy and Kris were married. In 1996, the family sold their original acreage and moved to their current homestead located in southern Crow Wing County.
In 2003, after 13 years of working road construction and building the ranch, Andy quit his job and focused solely on ranching.
The Schuberts’ ranch is primarily a Black Angus-based cow/calf operation with about 350 cows. 140 of them are registered and the rest are commercial. Andy and Kris have a handful of Longhorn-Corriente cross cows as well. The Schuberts own 600 acres in Crow Wing County. Their operation uses about 1,500 acres of owned and rented land for fields and pasture. They make about 2,500 round bales of hay each year and raise corn on just under 200 acres. The Schuberts have 10 horses they use on the ranch and for competing in rodeos.
Andy is the driver behind the daily operation of the ranch. Kris is the human resources director for the city of Brainerd. She helps with some of the farm’s financials as well. The couple’s daughter, Hannah, is active in 4-H, volleyball and high school rodeo. The Schuberts’ son, Luke, is a crop adjuster and is developing his skills as an auctioneer. Another daughter, Danielle, is pursuing a career in bovine reproduction and maintains the ranch’s cattle records. Andy and Kris’s grandson, Liam, likes to help with chores and ride horses.
The Schuberts are Crow Wing County Farm Bureau members and belong to the American Angus Association. Kris is a county 4-H adult leader and the Brainerd FFA alumni secretary. She served on the Daggett Brook Township Board for 20 years and served on the Crow Wing County Planning and Zoning Commission.