Day 8 of my “30 Days of MN Agriculture” is the Kornder Farms. Tony Kornder is from Belle Plaine. They sell beef and pumpkins. Quite the combination, but it works great for them. I am just going to start with “I love this story!” The Kornder’s truly have their heart and soul in their farming business. Hope you enjoy their story!
Social Media Sites:
Facebook: Kornder Farms Beef
Tell me a little about your farm and/or business?
Our family farm consists of about 450 acres of owned and rented land. We raise corn, soybeans, rye, pumpkins, and beef cattle. We sell world class pumpkins to area orchards and garden centers. We also market our beef to restaurants and directly to the consumers at farmers markets and on farm visits.
How long have you farmed or been in business?
I was born into farming, as were my father and grandfather. I enjoy genealogy, and have traced our farming roots back 8 generations to Schillingsfurst Germany. My family was a charter member of the St. Paul Farmers Market when it was established and continued selling produce there until 2009. I started direct marketing beef in 2010 as a way to add value to the operation, as the produce part of the business faded out.
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