Minnesota Farm Families of 2020 are being honored virtually this year, celebrated in an online video tribute led by University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel and available 1 p.m. Thursday, August 6. A U of M Extension Committee chooses one family per county based on their commitment to their communities and for enhancing and supporting agriculture. We are spotlighting a few of this year’s honorees this week.

The Kandiyohi County Farm Family of 2020 is Bjornberg Farms.

Bjornberg Farms was homesteaded in the 1880s and is currently run by Nick Bjornberg, the fifth generation of the family to farm their land. Nick took over the operation from his parents, Allan and Linda.

The Bjornbergs grow corn, soybeans and dry edible beans in southern Kandiyohi County. Technology is used extensively on the farm to minimize environmental impacts and increase production.

Nick currently manages the farm; his wife, Christy, works off the farm as an accountant. Allan and Linda have transitioned to semi-retirement and still enjoy helping with field work in the spring and fall.

Nick is chairman of the Kandiyohi County Corn and Soybean Growers Association and serves as a director on the Central Counties Co-op Board. He is also a director on the Central Crop Consulting Board.