Please join the Friends of Minnesota Barns at the Annual Meeting, to be held at the Shepherd's Hill Farm in Montgomery, MN on May 6th.
Lunch and social at 1 pm followed by a short business meeting with FoMB Board elections, and photo contest winner presentations. The meeting will also include a presentation by Gordon W. Fredrickson, an award winning farm heritage author and poet. Read below for fliers on the presentation and Mr. Fredrickson.
Box lunches are available at a cost of $5 for members and $10 for non-members and must be ordered by May 1st. The choices are Ham, Turkey or Vegetarian and can be paid for at the event. To order email email@example.com or call 651-426-4718. All are welcome but if you plan on lunch you must order by the 1st as there will not be any extras.
Annual memberships are due at this meeting.
10970 Cody Lake Trail
Montgomery, MN 56069
Come and see this one of a kind barn being built by Jeff. It is a 50 X 70 Gambrel roof barn with a full hayloft and “widows peak" that would have covered and supported the hay carrier where it extended past the end of the barn. This is what I would call a hy-bred barn as it is built in the traditional style using modern construction materials and practices.
The barn features a 6’ high poured foundation then 2 X 8 walls to the loft floor which is constructed using trusses for joists, the roof rafters which are also built using floor trusses rest on glulam beams at the Gambrel break in the roof and at the peak. The entire barn will be covered with metal for low maintenance and longevity. This is definitely not a pole barn! The barn will be used as a calving barn for his Akaushi Beef Business. Jeff crop farms about 4,000 acres and raises hogs and the specialized Akaushi beef, which is a premium breed of beef that originated in Japan.
The barn is located in SW Minnesota in an area that features many beautiful farmsteads and has a good number of well kept old barns. It is quite a haul from the cities but is a nice day trip with good roads. The barn will be fully constructed and used for housing cattle on the day of the rescheduled coffee chat.
RSVP after January 15th to firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-426-4718; Cell 612-581-1620