Steve and Lori Pomerenke
Fair View Farm began in 1975 with the purchase of two half-blood Simmental heifers while Steve was attending South Dakota State University. In 1985, Steve and Lori purchased the home farm south of Fairmont, where they raised their family. The family raises registered Simmental, Angus and SimAngus cattle. 60 cows are calved each year from breeding stock merchandised in annual heifer and bull sales each fall. The cattle that aren’t sold are marketed to consumers as locally raised, hormone-free beef.
In 2001, the Pomerenkes purchased additional land for hay production. Their son Tyler and his wife, Kendra, built a home there and are raising their family that includes kids Adler and Viera.
In 2004, Fair View Farm expanded when Steve and Lori, along with their son Grant bought some additional pastureland. Grant and his wife, Kristie, make their home on this property with their children, Fitzgerald and Ilsa.
The Pomerenkes’ oldest son, Jared, and his wife, Tanya, purchased acreage south of Fairmont in 2013 where they built a facility for show cattle and are raising their three boys: Carson, Merritt, and Archer.
Steve and Lori’s daughter, Vanessa, is a former Minnesota Angus Queen and was involved in 4-H beef projects. Vanessa lives in Fairmont.
Steve has been a financial officer with Compeer Financial for 39 years. He is a member of the Martin County Fair Board, Martin County 4-H Livestock Committee and serves on the board of directors of the Fairmont Chamber of Commerce. Steve is a member of the Minnesota and American Simmental Associations and the Minnesota and American Angus Associations. Lori is a former Martin County 4-H Coordinator and serves as a Guardian Ad Litem for the State of Minnesota serving children in Martin County. Steve and Lori are members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fairmont where Steve sings in the choir and Lori volunteers with Operation Shoe Box.