JM Carlson Farms, of Murdock, has been named Swift County’s “2016 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota.
Jim and his brother, Keith, started farming with their father, Ellert, while still in high school. Years later, Jim’s two sons, Michael and Bobby, helped out during planting and harvest. Ellert Carlson died in 1999 and Jim’s brother, Keith, was killed in a farm accident in the spring of 2008.
Now, Jim and his son, Michael, have formed a partnership known as JM Carlson Farms. Jim and his son, Bobby, own and operate Carlson Blading.
Along with their wives, Nancy and Stephanie, Jim and Michael raise cows, feeder cattle, hay, wheat, corn and soybeans. They also custom grind hay, straw, corn and bean stalks as well as custom chop hay, silage and earlage.