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Romsa Farms - Six generations on the farm

 

August 2, 2018

Courtesy Heidi Romsa

Mike Romsa drives the combine for wheat harvest loading into the grain cart driven by son, Levi.

Originally from Norway, the Romsa family first settled in Iowa. However, during the 1900's, when land was free to grab and farm, or ranch, the Romsa family made the trek to Albin, Wyoming and established the Romsa Farm in 1906.

Six generations have now worked the farm. Starting with wheat as their crop, the Romsa Farm has extended out to corn, hay, as well as the wheat, but now also raise commercial angus cattle.

Currently on the farm, are three generations working it. Howard and Mary Kay Romsa, their son Michael "Mike" and his wife, Heidi, plus their two sons, Levi, age 21 and Lukas, age 25.

Courtesy Heidi Romsa

Romsa trucking for hauling to to the elevators.

According to Heidi Romsa, farming has changed a bit. "It has really gotten modern, and in fact, due to GPS I can now drive like a Romsa!" she said.

In the recent storm, the Romsa Farm sustained much damage from the hail. "We had already harvested our wheat, but the hail damaged our corn fields severely. We went from roughly six feet high with our corn down to 8 inches." she added. The house as well as vehicles had damage. "The damage to the pastures, means we have to move the cattle." Romsa stated.

Heidi Romsa has ventured into photography, and when she is not farming, she is behind the camera. "It all started when my boys were in wrestling and I would take pictures....now it is like farming ... under my skin!" she said.

 

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