Larry and Paula Goslee
The Goslee farm in Mower County’s London Township has been in the family for 160 years. The farm was started by Larry’s great-grandfather, James P. Goslee. It was passed down to his son, James H., and in 1972, Larry began his farming career on the land.
Larry started with a few gilts and a farrow-to-finish operation. The Goslees also raised a few head of beef animals for 4-H projects. Larry and Paula began crop farming in 1974, raising corn and soybeans on his mother’s 160 acres. Over the years the farm has grown to 2,000 acres, with half of it owned and the other half rented.
Larry and Paula are the owners and operators of the farm, but running it is a family affair. The Goslees have three married children and eight grandchildren. Larry and Paula’s son Aaron and his wife, Ellen, have two children, Logan and Larissa. Their daughter, Kerri, and her husband, Scott, have twins: daughter Brynlee and son Brekken. Larry and Paula’s other son, Justin, and his wife, Barbara, have four children: Cayden, Connor, Trista and Tenley.
Aaron and Justin help run the farm in addition to their off-farm jobs. All the grandchildren help with rock picking in the spring and other work as needed to help keep the operation running.