Schmidt Farm

2009 Recognition Award Winner

Location: North Dakota
Year of Award: 2009
Original Use: Horses
Current Use: Equipment Storage, Grain

Don Schmidt’s grandparents homesteaded land in central North Dakota in the year 1898. Several years later, c. 1912, the 54’ x 60’ hipped-roof barn was constructed. Originally used to house work horses, the barn is currently used to store grain and farm equipment. Good maintenance over the years has kept the barn in good condition. With the barn repainted every ten years, Don and Agnes Schmidt had to do very little work to bring the barn to its current condition.

Even though Don Schmidt retired from farming the surrounding land in 2007, he and his brothers have continued to take pride in their family’s farming heritage. This includes keeping the barn and other farm buildings in good shape with yearly maintenance.