What makes a “family farm?”

Big is bad doesn’t get any better!

At Pagel’s Ponderosa, farming is generational family affair!

Despite our size, we are undeniably a family farm, as family is at the core of everything we are and everything we stand for. Alongside the three generations of Pagels, two additional families have worked on the Ponderosa for more than 10 years. Both are third-generation farm families, just like the Pagels, and all three of those generations from both families continue to work on the Ponderosa!

John also treats every one of Pagel’s 100+ employees as family, and his passion for farming is contagious! With the trust and hard work of its employees, the Pagels team continues to set records in herd production.