Wednesday July 12, 2023
Hall of Fame member Steve Jacob from Altura has a long history living in Winona County as a resident of the beautiful Whitewater Valley.
“I am very proud to carry on the family farm where my great grandfather and great grandmother settled in 1878…it is an honor and privilege to be the stewards of the corner of Winona County we call Jacob Hill. The original 145- year -old log cabin still stands on the property today, “says Jacob about his family’s heritage.
Jacob has been married to wife Mary for 35 years, and the couple was blessed with 4 children: Amanda, Trent, Jared, Emily and 4 grandchildren. The Jacob 5 generation family farm is above Beaver in the Whitewater Valley, and Jacob commented that he has had great family support on the farm over the years.
Besides a lifetime of farming, Jacob also ran a business called Quality Firewood for more than 25 years. Each year the business generated more than 600 loads of wood that was sold.
As a volunteer in his church he has also served as an elder, did mission work to build houses after Hurricane Katrina and also helped with a program called ‘Faith in Action” that assists with the transport of patients to medical appointments.
Beginning in 2012 Jacob entered politics and served the 3rd district of Winona County as a County Commissioner. In January 2023 has was sworn in as the newly elected State Representative for Minnesota’s District 20 B.