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Huff-Nel-Sons Farm to be site of Dairy Breakfast
Richland County
Richland County Dairy Breakfast

Everyone is invited to attend the 43rd Annual Richland County Dairy Breakfast on Sunday, June 9 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Larry & Sherry Nelson, Aaron & Holly Nelson, Andy & Sarah Nelson, and the families of Huff-Nel-Sons Farm will be hosting, at 25876 Huffman Lane, Richland Center.

Earning the Century Farm award recently, Huff-Nel-Sons farm officially turns 102 this year. In 1922, Fred & Edna German, Sherry’s great-greatgrandparents, purchased the land that is now known as the family farm. Their daughter Nellie married Harold Huffman, and they farmed on the family farm. Their son Harold Jr. married the former Thelma Schuerman, and they raised their family on the family farm. Their daughter Sherry married Larry Nelson, who raised their three children on the farm. Now their children and grandchildren are farming on the same family farm. That’s six generations in all. Their three children include Aaron and his wife Holly (Kohlstedt) who have 4 boys: Zack, Brock, Darin, and Easton; Andrew and his wife Sarah (Worrell) have 4 children: Alana, Wesley, Spencer, and Elise; their daughter Shellie has 2 kids: Jacey and Briggs. While the couple’s sons will continue on the tradition of farming, their daughter Shellie works at the Richland Hospital, in the Cardio Rehab department. Larry and Sherry have hearts full of joy while working alongside their children and grandchildren.

“There aren’t enough tractors for everyone,” Larry Nelson shared, “each of the grandsons enjoy farming.”

The Huff-Nel-Sons farm owns 777 acres. In addition, they rent crop land for a total acreage of 1,800 acres. They plant corn, soy, alfalfa, hay, and wheat. The farm milks 222 head of cattle, three times per day. They own two 33-thousand bushel grain bins, which they utilize each year.

“We’re so happy knowing there is enough interest in farming among the family, that we can see it being passed down for generations to come. It is in our hearts to leave it better than when we acquired it, for the next generation.” Sherry shares with a smile upon her face. She gets teared up when thinking about the history of the family’s farm.

There will be free buses picking up and dropping off at Ithaca Elementary, 24615 Highway 58, Richland Center. There is plenty of parking at and near the pick-up point, located at Ithaca schools, Ithaca community gym and Willow Valley Church. Guests to the Richland County Dairy Breakfast are encouraged to ride the bus to the farm. Handicapped parking is available at Huff-Nel-Sons farm. If you drive to the farm, please watch for signs for traffic flow on Benben Lane.

The menu includes pancakes, sausage links, cheese curds, various sliced cheeses, ice cream, applesauce, cottage cheese, yogurt, string cheese, chocolate & white milk, along with coffee & creamer.

The 2024 Richland County Dairy Breakfast is organized by the Richland County Farm Women, and sponsored in part by Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. The entire Nelson family looks forward to seeing you on the family farm.