Prairie Gold Farm in Hancock was recently featured in The Central Minnesota Catholic publication. Prairie Gold Farm is owned and operated by Dean and Deb Solvie, with help from their daughters Nicole, Ashley and Jennifer. With Dean’s father Dennis, brother Bruce and nephew Tyler (of Morris), they raise pigs, corn, soybeans, sugar beets and kidney beans. Deb grew up on the family farm near Kensington. The told The Central Minnesota Catholic magazine that growing up on the farm her girls “learned how to work…how to show appreciation for everything we have.”
The magazine also highlighted the Sanchez family. Isaias Sanchez has worked at Prairie Gold for three years. Originally from Mexico, he was raised on his family farm. With his wife Anabel and young sons Julian, 4, and Daniel, 2, they have lived in Morris for 9 years. Isaias works in swine production. He told the magazine that he appreciates the peacefulness of the countryside.
Both the Solvie and Sanchez families attend Assumption Parish in Morris.
NOTE: This story has been corrected from an earlier version which mistakenly listed Prairie Gold as being the recipient of the diocese’s Catholic Century Farm Award. The Solvie and Sanchez families were highlighted in a prominent article in the publication.