The Nelson Family Farm has been in existence since about 1910 when Mads Nelsen and the original Nelson clan settled in the Salix, Ia area. They then made their way to the Jackson area where the farm is to this day and is transitioning into it’s 5th generation. Farming has been in our roots and is our livelihood yet today.
As many farmers will say farming is not a job it is a way of life and it is no different here.
Since the beginning, great pride and attention to detail in all phases has allowed us to grow and develop over the years. As we look to the future we are excited to enhance and adapt our operation to whatever innovations come agriculture’s way and to remain on the cutting edge.
The operation today consists of 4th generation brothers Doug and Jim Nelson and their wives Lisa and Christina and their children. Lisa and Christina both contribute to the farm in many ways including meals for the guys, rides to and from the fields, and many other services that keep things clicking along smoothly. Jim and Christina have one daughter; Morgan who is currently a freshman at Ponca Public School. She is currently very involved in sports, especially volleyball and basketball and is working hard in her studies. She participates on the Ponca High School teams as well as on off season camps and training programs keeping her involved and busy year-round. Jeremy Nelson, son of Doug and Lisa, is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in agronomy. He recently also passed the test to become a certified master agronomist. Jeremy accepted a position at the new CHS facility in Dixon, NE and will start his career off there working on their sales-agronomy team. Jeremy helps out on the farm after work and on weekends and works to stay involved by scouting the crops and helping to make recommendations. Taylor Nelson, son of Doug and Lisa, completed college in the summer of 2014 with a degree in agricultural economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Taylor is working to start his career in farming. He is also serving as the vice president of the Northeast chapter of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association. Taylor married Emily Haselhorst of Osmond, NE. Emily is currently managing operations at the family owned Jackson Express convenience store. Emily comes from a family farming background as well.
As one can see the Nelson Family farm is like many other family businesses in that everyone shows a deep amount of care and concern for the well-being of the farm and that everyone shares an active role in seeing it succeed.
As we look to the future many things will change but it’s our mission to stay true to our family values, hard work, attention to detail, and strive for progress that has brought our farm along for five generations! We hope to do that by constantly working to ENHANCE our farming practices, ENGAGE those we do business with through the highest level of communication, and through those actions see our farm EXCEL.
Thank you for taking that time to visit our site and learn about Nelson Farms!