Roger and Judy Nelson are the owner/operators of a 2nd generation family farm in east central Minnesota. Roger’s dad started the farming operation east of Hinckley, MN from scratch in the early 1950s. Initially dairying was the mainstay, but he soon transitioned to cow/calf beef production. With Roger and Judy taking over management of cattle enterprise and their subsequent purchase of the farm in 1993; they expanded the farming operation into raising corn, alfalfa, wheat and soybeans as well. “Recent expansion into growing sunflowers is a natural fit,” says Roger, "It’s a way to diversify the different crops we grow here on the farm. Adding sunflowers to our crop rotation keeps the soil in good tilth. Best of all, we get to be a part of producing healthy natural sunflower oil for Smude Oil products made just for you!"