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Winslows featured on Agriculture's Lasting Heritage
Discover the amazing stories of century farms across the nation as you
meet farmers and ranchers on agricultureslastingheritage.org. We are excited
to share new videos and written profiles of farmers and ranchers who bring
to life the joys and challenges of managing a sustainable farm for more than
100 years. One of the featured farm families are the Winslows, Scott, Jean,
Colin and Katie of Fillmore County. The Winslow's family farm, Twin Oak
Acres, has been in existence since 1854.
"When people ask me how long we've been here, I tell them we've always
been here," said Winslow, whose ancestors came to the new world aboard the
infamous Mayflower. Ancestors of Scott Winslow immigrated to this land in
1629 and lived in New York, Massachusetts, and Illinois before settling in
Minnesota and Kansas. Twin Oak Acres diversified farm was established in
1854, four years before Minnesota became a state. A small log cabin
originally provided shelter to the family, and later a wood frame house was
built in the 1860s which served as the family home until 2000. A new home
now sits in the same location.
In September, a video crew spent time on the family farm to develop a
video story. To view the Winslow video, visit
agricultureslastingheritage.org. Free educator resources and promotional
workshops are also available online.
Agriculture's Lasting Heritage is a partnership between the American
Farm Bureau Foundation for agriculture and Capreno®, the longest-lasting
herbicide of its kind. This program provides further recognition of the
proud tradition of American agriculture and the farm families that have
worked the land and kept farms in their families for more than 100 years.
Minnesota Farm Bureau representing Farmers Families Food is
comprised of 78 local Farm Bureaus across Minnesota. Members make their
views known to political leaders, state government officials, special
interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and
ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion
and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the
Classroom and safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and
support our efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota,
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