Wes and Sue Erickson both come from farming families. Their parents and great-grandparents were all farmers. The Ericksons grow mostly corn, with some soybeans, on their farm near Granite Falls in western Minnesota.
Currently, Wes and Sue’s son, Jim, and his wife, Melissa, along with their children, Kipton and Jada, live on the family’s home place.
Wes has been on the board of Minnesota Falls Township for nearly 20 years. Sue currently serves as an advisor on the Yellow Medicine County FSA Committee. The Ericksons were very involved in 4-H when their children were younger. Sue served as an adult leader for several years.
Wes and Sue’s oldest daughter, Marlene, and her husband, Jason Kubasch, live near Kandiyohi and return to the farm on weekends in the fall to help with harvest. The Ericksons’ youngest daughter, Carla, and her husband, Jesse Olson, and their four children live near Murdock. Jesse lends a hand on the farm when needed.
Wes previously served on the Tri-County Co-op board in Granite Falls and on the board of Renville Transport. The Ericksons are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Granite Falls.