Gochnauer Family

Dodge County

The Gochnauer farm has been in the family since 1868 and is currently being run by the 6th generation of the Gochnauer family. It was operated as a dairy farm from the early 1900s until 2003. Now, the Gochnauers farm 325 acres of corn, soybeans and alfalfa near Kenyon in southeast Minnesota. The family also runs a cow/calf beef herd.

Larry and Martha are retired from the farm and their son Branden is now the owner-operator. Larry still helps when needed. Branden’s brother, Jason, and his family own a feedlot and work off the farm. Jason’s son, Jacob, and his wife, Megan, rent a feedlot and work off the farm. Branden’s brother, Jeremy, also has an off-farm job.

The Gochnauers were inducted into the Dodge County Fair Hall of Fame in 2019. The family has been involved in Dodge County 4-H and Triton FFA.



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