The Roelofs’ farm was purchased by Ted Roelofs in 1963. His nephew Hank and his wife, Jan, took it over in 1979. Today, Hank farms with his two sons, Justin and Bob; together, they formed Triple R Pork. The Roelofs raise corn, soybeans and have a finishing hog operation.
Bob and his wife, Jill, have three sons, Wyatt, Tristan and Logan. Bob attended Alexandria Technical College for law enforcement and EMS and worked in that field for five years before returning to the farm. He’s been a fireman and EMT with the Vernon Center Fire Department since 2000. He’s served as chair of the Vernon Center Township Board and has been on the Blue Earth County Extension Committee for more than 15 years. Bob is currently a member of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s Board of Directors.
Hank is a retired member of the Vernon Center Fire Department and the township board. He is a past Blue Earth County Farm Bureau President.