Over 600 people braved the unseasonably chilly weather to visit Nathe Dairy, for the 2009 Stearns County Breakfast on the Farm.

About the Nathes

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L to R: Payton, Brenda holding Mya, Tyler, Jeron, and Kaylee

Jeron and Brenda Nathe are the fifth generation on the Nathe farm, which has been in the family since 1868. They purchased the farm in 2006 from Jeron’s parents, John and Virginia Nathe.

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John and Virginia Nathe

Jeron started working full time on the farm after graduating from Ridgewater College in 1995. He is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the farm, including managing the cows, crops and employees. Brenda has a business degree from the University of Minnesota – Morris. She does the bookkeeping for the farm while taking care of their four children.

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The milking parlor at Nathe Dairy

Over the last 15 years, the Nathes have grown their herd from 50 cows to 275 cows. The Nathes are always striving to make their farm better for the cows which live there and the people who work there.

Farm Profile

Owners: Jeron and Brenda Nathe

Cows Milked: 275

Acres Farmed: 300

Crops Grown: Corn, Alfalfa

Employees: One full-time; eight part-time

Community Involvement

The Nathes are important members of their community. They are active in their church and Jeron serves on the Stearns County Dairy Advisory Committee.

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