• Last modified 346 days ago (June 7, 2023)


Farm service is a family affair

Staff writer

Members of the Brad Pagenkopf family of rural Lost Springs work together to provide services for farmers and ranchers.

Pagenkopf Farm Repair was established in May 2020. The business has been growing steadily since then.

In addition to machinery repair, Pagenkopf provides air-seeding and haying services.

Brad’s son Garhett works in the shop and does most field planting.

Brad’s son Braden will be returning in a few days from military service and will join the crew in the shop. Braden’s father-in-law also works in the shop.

During haying season, everyone pitches in to provide swathing and baling.

Brad’s wife, Amy, is a teacher at Centre High School, but when she is not working there, she provides lunch and makes sure seed, fertilizer, and fuel are delivered.

“She makes me do books,” Brad said.

They also have a bookkeeper, Jared Gillett of Pilsen.

The business has been profitable so far, Brad said. They never run out of work.

“I love working with my boys,” he said.

The Pagenkopfs also collectively farm and own about 75 cow-calf pairs.

Brad was thankful for 0.65 of an inch of rain over the holiday weekend, but pasture ponds remain low.

Last modified June 7, 2023