John and Rotchana Ledermann
John’s grandfather purchased the Ledermann farm in 1928. John’s father, Jerome, joined the operation in 1956, took over in 1962 and retired in 2010. John joined in 1987 and is now the sole operator of the family’s farm.
The Ledermanns raise 1,110 acres of corn, soybeans, seed soybeans and wheat using no-till and strip-till. They also use cover crops. The Ledermanns’ farm has received certification from the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Program at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
John is the owner/operator of the farm; his wife Rotchana grew up on a farm in rural Thailand. They have two children, Justin and Joy. Jerome provides help at harvest and serves as a mentor to help keep the operation running. John’s uncle, Adrian, also lends a hand as does his brother-in-law, Mark Ramler.
John served for 19 years as director and secretary for Pro-Ag Farmers’ Cooperative and is past president of the Douglas County Pork Producers. He’s also an advisory member of the Water Quality Legacy Fund. The Ledermanns are members of St. Ann’s Parish.