Tim and Tami Little
Tim grew up on a generational dairy, hog and crop farm west of Dundas in Rice County. In 1979, after Tim and Tami were married, they purchased their own farm place and cultivated the overgrown acres into a well-ordered farm yard to suit the always evolving needs of their farming and trucking business.
The Littles currently run a cash crop operation rotating corn and soybeans using no-till and cover crops on 300 acres. Alongside farming, Tim operates Little Acres Trucking, a business he’s owned since 1977. Tami provides managerial support to the farm in addition to working at Carleton College in Northfield.
Tim and Tami have three children: TJ, Tricia, and Tawna, along with six grandchildren. Over the years, TJ has worked on numerous shop projects with his dad for the farm and the family’s trucking operation. Other family members help wherever and whenever they are needed.
Tim and Tami have served on the Cannon Valley Co-op’s Young Farmer Board and were members of the Dundas Jaycees. They are active in their church, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Northfield, where Tami served on the youth board and taught Sunday School. Tami coached youth volleyball and softball, was a Cub Scout leader, and was on the Booster Club board. The couple are members of the Minnesota Farm Bureau.
Tim is a member of the Rice County Corn and Soybean Grower Association. In 2012, Tim received the Rice County Conservationist of the Year Award and he was named a Soil Health Champion in 2017 by the National Association of Conservation Districts. He is currently a supervisor on the Rice County SWCD and conducts numerous presentations on the benefits of no-till and cover crops.