About Wanda and Minnesota Farm Living

Welcome to Minnesota Farm Living! My name is Wanda Patsche and I live in southern Minnesota and quite frankly, where I have spent my entire life. I am a city girl turned farm wife. Not only a farm wife but a mom and grandmother.

My husband and I own and operate an independent modern Midwest farm raising corn, soybeans and pigs. We have farmed for over 45 years and oh, the changes we have seen over the years! 

Let me just say, I am passionate about ag. I never grew up on a farm, but I developed a true appreciation for agriculture over the years. I love sharing my “story” through my blog and other social media platforms. But there is more to my life than just ag. I love to travel, love music (especially live performances), and love my family. 

My blog is like looking through the window to my life. I open the curtains and share my perspective and truth about agriculture and other important life topics. You will see pictures of my family, my farm, my travel adventures, and beautiful rural Minnesota farm living. In other words. my life. 

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Professional Resume:

  • Past Board member at Minnesota Pork Board, Promotion and Image Committee Chairperson 
  • Past Regional Ag Curriculum Specialist with Minnesota Ag in the Classroom
  • Past Member of Visit Fairmont Marketing Committee and From the Ground Up Farm-To-Table Event
  • Volunteer for CommonGround
  • Past participant in the MARL (Minnesota Ag Rural Leadership) program, Class VIII
  • Township Treasurer
  • Past USFRA Digital Voices Council member
  • Past AgStar Women in AG Blogger


  • 2012 Minnesota Pork Farm Family of the Year
  • 2015 Minnesota Pork Promoter of the Year
  • 2015 Minnesota Farm Family of the Year
  • 2016 Martin County Friend of the Pork Award