Frank and Mary Kaehler of St. Charles have well represented the agricultural community for decades as the owners and operators of Kaehler’s Homedale Farms. The operation finds the Kaehler’s raising crops and hay, as well as breeding registered Shorthorn, Simmental and Angus cattle.
In describing the Hall of Fame couple, daughter Nicole Jabs says.” Frank is well-known for his joke telling, enjoys sharing stories and relishes helping a youngster or new family get in the cattle business. Mary is well-known for her homemade chocolate candies, beef stew and serving tables full of hungry guests, customers and family… they are beloved for their warm spirits and generosity”.
The Kaehler’s raised their family that included Nicole, Rachel, Leah, Scott, Angela and Lyndsie on the family farm where they have resided for the past 50 years. Both Frank and Mary grew up showing cattle and met while in 4-H. They take pride that all their children were active in 4-H.
Not only has the couple served as 4-H leaders but were founding members of a group known today as the Winona County Market Livestock Auction. This group helps to promote livestock projects at the Winona County Fair. Frank and Mary are also members of organizations that include the Minnesota and American Associations for Shorthorns, Simmentals and Angus cattle, and support the activities of these groups. The Kaehler’s were proud to be named the Builders of the Breed by the American Shorthorn Association.