Jeff and Mary Beth Potter
The Potters’ farm was started in the 1950s by Danny Potter. It moved to its current location in 1969. His son, Jeff Potter, took over the operation in 2008.
Jeff and Mary Beth’s farm consists of 2,500 acres of corn, soybeans, hay, peas and sweet corn. The Potters custom-feed cattle and do custom field work. They have two full-time employees and several part-time employees. Jeff’s sister, Danette Potter, is the farm’s secretary.
Potterosa Farms has been using conservation practices since 1969, including minimum till, no-till, variable rate fertilizer and seed application in addition to soil and water structures. Federal conservation employees have received training on the Potters’ farm.
Jeff serves as president of the local soil and water conservation district and is a director in the 7th district of the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs, President of the Redwood County Fair, a member of the Redwood Chamber Ag Committee and a member of the Redwood Area FFA Alumni. Jeff also serves as President of his church board of trustees. Mary Beth is Director of Rice Hospice and Dialysis. She also serves on several area hospice boards.