Cottage Grove native part of Washington County's Farm Family of 2012
Gary and Lori Swanson's farm in Afton embodies the "family farm."
Gary Swanson spent his childhood on the farm, which his family bought in 1942, and he has since raised his own family there.
"I never got far in life," Gary Swanson joked about staying on the same property all his life.
The Swanson family was named the 2012 Washington County Farm Family through the University of Minnesota Farm Family Recognition Program.