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Women in Ag Network's March Feature

By Megan Roberts and Sarah Schieck, Extension Educators
Our March Woman in Ag Profile is Wanda Patsche, a hog and crop farmer from southern Minnesota. Wanda recently was a panelist at our annual conference. In this Q&A, Wanda shares a little more about her family, farm, and passion for agriculture.

WAGN: Tell us about your farm and your role on the farm.
Wanda: My husband Chuck and I farm in Welcome, which is located in Martin County. We have been farming for over 40 years. Presently, we crop farm corn and soybeans and also raise hogs. My role on the farm is I help with planting the crops in the spring and harvesting crops in the fall. More specifically, I help prepare the soil before planting by using a field cultivator. I also help with spraying herbicides and planting as needed. In the fall, I am the combine operator and I till the ground after harvest. In addition to the crop field work, I am also in charge of all the record keeping and bookkeeping. I am a co-owner of our farm c…