The Nord farm is located near Wolverton, Minn. It was acquired during the early 1950s by Jeff’s dad, Richard, and three generations have lived and farmed there since.
This story begins at the Jeff and Diane Nord lake home, where it was discussed earlier in the summer that circum- stances might afford certain individuals the opportunity to help with this year’s sugarbeet harvest. Actually, the real story be- gins back in 1978, when a then 12-year-old “city kid” spent the first of three summers on a farm in North Dakota run by his uncle Marvin and cousin Ray Askegaard. The tales told from beet harvests past were always tall and sowed the seeds of desire to one day experience it for himself. That desire has gone unfulfilled for 35 years — until now!
Editor & General Manager of The Sugarbeet Grower