Bill and Heather Biscoe Family; Don and Kathy Biscoe Family
In 1882, Don Biscoe’s great-grandparents, Julius and Rosalie Gramse, purchased the farm in eastern Minnesota’s Washington County. By 1919, Don’s grandparents, Fred and Alma Gramse, worked the farm with their two daughters, Ruth and Agnes. After Fred died in 1958, Don’s parents, Lyle and Agnes Biscoe, took over the family farm and began raising cattle with their six children. Don and Kathy purchased the farm in 1967. They also started a trucking company: D. Biscoe Trucking, which they operated for many years. In 2005, Don and Kathy’s son, Bill, and his wife, Heather, bought the cattle and Don and Kathy retired.
Bill and Heather now have over 150 cows calving on five different farms, in addition to young stock and feedlot cattle. In 2016, the Heartland Limousin Association honored Bill and Heather with the Commercial Producer of the Year award. In addition to raising cattle, the Biscoes crop farm corn, soybeans, small grains and hay.
Don and Kathy had two children on the farm: Bill and Bonnie. Bill and Heather have twin daughters, Julia and Karly.
Don is a past president of the Heartland Limousin and Minnesota Limousin Associations. He also served on the MN Livestock Breeders Association and MN State Fair 4-H Livestock Auction boards. Don volunteered time to many other organizations as well. Kathy dedicates much her free time volunteering at the Cottage Grove United Church of Christ.
Bill was involved in 4-H over the years and is currently a member of the Heartland Limousin Association. Julia is vice president of the MN Junior Limousin Association and is involved in 4-H. She was also a recipient of a Limousin heifer through the Minnesota Youth Beef Experience Program.