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Our farm’s name, as you might have gathered, originates from the saying
‘home sweet home'. Today we realize that home is indeed on the farm, thanks to the childhood our parents provided for each of us.

The Fulfillment of a Dream.

ark grew up on a 160-acre dairy farm in Thorp, WI. Although helping with farm chores during his childhood was rewarding, Mark decided to study Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota (Go Gophers!). While living in Minneapolis, MN for four years during college and then Eau Claire, WI for another six years, deep down he always knew the farm life was where he wanted to be!

ark grew up on a 160-acre
dairy farm in Thorp, WI. Although helping with farm chores during his childhood

was rewarding, Mark decided to study Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota (Go Gophers!). While living in Minneapolis, MN for four years during college and then Eau Claire, WI for another six years, deep
down he always knew the farm life was where
he wanted to be!

eather was raised on a 220-acre hog farm in Zumbrota, MN. There she was constantly entertained by piglets, beef cattle, horses, chickens, and many other critters that come with 4-H projects. Through that trial and error, she yearned to again live on a farm someday. Her double major of Agricultural Marketing and Animal and Plant Systems (beef production) earned at the University of Minnesota is proof that she has farming in her blood.

eather was raised on a 220-acre hog farm in Zumbrota, MN. There she was constantly entertained by piglets, beef

cattle, horses, chickens, and many other critters that come with 4-H projects. Through that trial and error, she yearned to again live on a farm someday. Her double major of Agricultural Marketing and Animal
and Plant Systems (beef production) earned at
the University of Minnesota is proof that
she has farming in her blood.

Ironically enough, Mark and Heather first met each other during senior year of college at a mutual friend’s “Anti-Valentine’s Day” party (the mutual friend did not have a girlfriend at the time and was fed up with all the mush of Valentine’s Day). Once Heather learned that Mark was from a dairy farm, she was even more interested in him and many conversations about farming pursued thereafter.

After college we were just farm kids living in Eau Claire and raising cattle on rented farmland in Boyd, WI when we started our quest for our own farm in 2003. Since both of our home farms were being occupied by Mark’s parents and Heather’s brother, we needed to find a farm of our own. The driving forces of a desire and conscious belief fueled our farm search. In 2006, we happened upon a
for-sale ad for an 80-acre farm north of Cadott, WI in the weekly issue of
The Country Today. In November 2006, Farm Sweet Farm LLC was born.

Today our family farm continues to grow each day. Besides the expanding herd and flocks, we welcomed into our family a son Nicholas in April 2008 and a daughter Helayna in November 2010. Both have slowed down our pace of getting the daily chores done, but their little helping hands will certainly come in handy on future days ahead.