Day 12 of my “30 Days of MN Agriculture” is Dylan Thisius from Wells located in south central Minnesota. Dylan is a young, beginning farmer working into his family’s farming business.
Tell me a little about your farm and/or business?
I have been farming full-time since 2012 after I went to college at South Dakota State, but have been involved in the farming lifestyle since I was born. I work with my dad, Dan, on a day to day basis taking care of our livestock. We have about 500 head of dairy steers and roughly 2,300 pigs. I also am involved with our crop operation which includes my grandpa and my dad’s uncle. We run about 1500 acres of corn, beans and sweet corn. My main jobs are feeding and monitoring the pigs, and bottle feeding the calves we get from a local dairy farm. As for the crops, I have started to plant and help pick out which seed variety goes on which field. In the fall I help get the combine ready, run grain cart and run our drying system.
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