The University of Minnesota has named the Mike and Jennifer Rupprecht family as the Winona County 2013 Farm Family of the Year.
Their Earth-Be-Glad Farm is located in Norton Township south of Altura and has 275 acres of permanent pasture and organic crops. The Rupprecht's have been using sustainable practices for over 25 years and have been certified organic since 2001`.
They join farm families from all 87 counties across the state who will be officially recognized in a ceremony August 8th, at the annual farmfest near Redwood Falls. The Rupprecht's was also honored at the Winona County Fair on July 11th.