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Arndt and Oberg farms named 2014 Century farms

Dennis and Christine Arndt of Brandon and Donovan and Ann Oberg of Miltona recently registered their family farms as 2014 Century Farms.

The Arndts have owned their family farm for 36 years.

Before them, the farm belonged to Dennis’ parents, Ray and Mary Arndt.

The original owner was Dennis’ grandfather, George Arndt, who owned the land for 38 years.

The Dennis and Chris Arndt Family Farm is 165 acres.

The Obergs’ farm has been in the family since 1914.

Eric Petterson, Ann Oberg’s grandfather, was the original owner of the family farm.

After his ownership of 33 years, his son Thorsten Petterson took over.

Thorsten owned the property for 20 years and then Ann (Petterson) Oberg and her husband, Donovan, took ownership.

The total acreage of the farm is currently 347 acres.

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Editor’s note: This is one in a series of articles on Douglas County farms recently named 2014 Century Farms by the Minnesota State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau.