Meet the Bakeberg's Breakfast on the Farm is being hosted by Goldview Farms of Waverly. We are excited to be back at Goldview after 5 years away. The farm is operated by Pat and Joanna and Faye Bakeberg; they have 120 grade Holstein, Jersey and Brown Swiss milk cows, raise all their young stock and finish steers for beef. They operate 850 acres of cropland consisting of alfalfa, oats, corn and soybeans. In addition to the dairy and crops, Pat also does custom baling and combining, and has a chopping partnership with a neighbor, called Hammer Down Chopping. It takes a lot of work and help to keep the farm running, Goldview has 2 essential employees that help with chores, milking and fieldwork, along with great neighbors and Pat’s siblings that help when they are able to.
This year is exciting for the Bakeberg’s, as the farm celebrates 150 years old, purchased on March 18, 1873 by Henry Sr. Bakeberg and has been passed down 5 generations now to Pat. It started as an 80 acre homestead and has grown to what is today, dairy cows have always been a part of the operation from a family milk cow, to a few more cows in the early 1900s and has been at its current size of 120 head since Pat came back to the farm in 2006. Pat & Joanna appreciate the farming lifestyle as they raise the 6th generation of Bakebergs, Harper, Olivia and Hattie. The girls enjoy helping with chores, playing with the kitties, being outside and spending time at Grandma Faye’s. In their free-time the Bakebergs enjoy volunteering and helping out in the community and church. All three are involved with HL-W-W FFA, HL-W-W FFA Alumni, St. Mary’s Church in Waverly and Wright County 4-H. Pat serves on the Wright-Hennepin Electric Board, County American Dairy Association and is active with Farm Bureau; while Joanna serves as Victor township clerk.
The Bakebergs cherish many memories of hosting Breakfast on the Farm. Butch (Greg) Bakeberg, was key in starting this event and passed away in December 2021. He enlisted the help of friends and neighbors to bring Breakfast on the Farm to life, Goldview Farms and the Bakebergs served as host farm from 2009-2013 and 2015-2017.