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Matt and Jaci Carlson stand outside the family barn with their son, Colin.

It’s rare that an old barn is more relevant today than it was in years past, but that’s the case at the Carlson family’s farm between Lake City and Yetter.

“This isn’t a fancy barn, but it plays an important role in Carlson Cattle,” said Matt Carlson, who lives on the farm with his wife, Jaci.

Carlson’s son, Colin, created Carlson Cattle, a show cattle business focused on Angus show heifers and purebred Simmental heifers. It builds on the Carlson family’s strong agricultural heritage in Elm Grove Township in Calhoun County.

“The Carlsons homesteaded just north of here,” said Carlson, an ag education teacher and FFA advisor at South Central Calhoun High School in Lake City. “The big Carlson farm was located across the section from our place and included two barns.”

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