Warren and Wayne Warmbold

Park Rapids, Perham and Wadena Farms – Perham and Wadena, MN

For the Warmbold brothers, farming is in their blood.

In his off-hours, Wayne Warmbold is usually standing on the riverbank, watching the fields. He and twin brother Warren were raised on a farm and are third-generation farmers.

Farming isn't an easy life, but Warren and Wayne relish the work. "There's a new challenge every season, but it keeps your mind going – we're never bored!" says Warren. The Heartland has everything they need to grow perfect potatoes: well-drained, sandy soil, lots of daylight and clean, clear well water. In late August, their entire team celebrates the harvest with a hoedown at a local lodge.

"…our decisions are going to impact the land, the water, our neighbors and community."

For Warren, what matters is "being a steward of the land." Sustainability is his passion, and both he and Wayne are focused on environmentally friendly farming. "We think about how our decisions are going to impact the land, the water, our neighbors and community."

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Happy place

Warren – a flat piece of land
Wayne – along the riverbank

Favorite fry

Warren – thin, skin-on
Wayne – steak cut

Ketchup – yes or no

Warren – no ketchup, no nothing
Wayne – yes please!

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*"Emerging Faith in Food Production," Sullivan Higdon & Sink FoodThink, 2014