The Sinn family of Trimont has been named Martin
County’s “2024 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota.

Dean and Cindy both grew up in farming families near Trimont. Dean‘s parents were
Ervin and Vivian Sinn and Cindy’s were Bob and Katy Olson. After college and their
marriage, Dean began farming with his brother Jim. Six years later, the Sinns
purchased a farm site in Elm Creek Township where they raised their three children,
Jeff, Ryan, and Kelly.

Currently, Dean and Cindy farm with their son Ryan and nephew Cory. They raise
corn and soybeans and have a custom grower hog operation. Ryan is involved
year-round with the farm. Son Jeff and some of the grandchildren help with the
harvest. All of the Sinns’ seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren have been
or will be involved in rock picking.

Dean was a member of the Farm Service Agency County Committee for 13 years. He
also served on the Skelly Co-op board. He is a member of the Trimont American
Legion. Cindy was a preschool and kindergarten teacher for 33 years. She still can’t
drive a tractor or backup wagon.

The families will be officially recognized in a ceremony Thursday, Aug. 8 at the
annual Farmfest near Redwood Falls, Minn. Profiles of the 2024 honorees and
information on the recognition event can be found on the University’s farm family

Honored families are chosen, one per county, by local University of Minnesota
Extension committees based on their demonstrated commitment to their
communities and to enhancing and supporting agriculture.