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35th Breakfast on the Farm

Roe Farms Partnership - a grain operation near Monticello

The 35th annual Green County Breakfast on the Farm will be held Saturday, May 31st, from 6 am to 10 am at the Roe Farm, located at N5670 Gutzmer Road, just south of Monticello, off Highway 69.  Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 – 10 years of age. Children 5 years and under are free.  The Green County Agricultural Chest organizes the celebration with generous support from area businesses and individuals.

Roe Farms Partnership is family owned and operated by Donald and Karen Roe and Dan and Sally Roe.  Donald and Karen Roe have three grown children: Dan, Chris and Brian.  Dan is the eldest son.  He and Sally have three children:  Natalie 11, Nicholas 8, and Alex 7. 

This family farm started when Donald and Karen Roe were married in 1962.  The newlyweds began their career on a dairy farm in Whitewater, Wis.  In 1973, they purchased a farm in Green County and moved their family and dairy herd to Belleville.  When he graduated from high school, Dan joined the operation.  They began expanding by renting and purchasing more land.  The farm on Gutzmer Road was purchased in 1993.  

By 1995, the decision was made to sell the dairy herd and focus on grain farming.  That same year, Dan and Sally were married and moved to the Gutzmer Road farm, which soon became the central hub of the family’s grain operation.  Due to the growing needs of having on-farm crop storage, the grain bin setup was built in 2001.  Soon after, Roe Farms Partnership was officially formed.  The Roes currently work 4,500 acres of land, growing mostly corn, soybeans and occasionally winter wheat.

The Roe family shares a deep commitment to agriculture in Green County, and the promotion of the industry as a whole.  

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