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Wabasha County 2024 Farm Family of the Year

The John and Kris Miller family of Plainview has been named Wabasha County’s 2024 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota.


According to the Plainview News, John and Kris started out by renting a farm north of Plainview in 1991, milking 30 cows.


The Millers moved to their current location east of Plainview in 1995, renting their 240-acre dairy farm from Don and Jean Schultz of St. Charles and milking about 70 cows. Don and Jean later sold the farm to the Millers on a contract for deed in 2000.


John and Kris are currently milking 300-plus cows and cropping about 700 acres. Kris works from home for Mayo Clinic. They grow corn, alfalfa, and a few acres of canning crops. Their oldest son, Tom, and his wife, Bailey, are farming with John and Kris.


The family will be acknowledged on Saturday, July 20 at the start of the Wabasha County Fair’s 4-H Livestock Blue Ribbon auction, and in a ceremony Thursday, Aug. 8 during the annual Farmfest event near Redwood Falls. 

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