Turf Farm History
John Hogdal, owner of Hogdal Turf, took over operation of his family farm from
his father Virgil in 1990.
Hogdal family farm was homesteaded as a Dairy farm and potato farm in 1873
by John's great-grandfather. Virgil began sod production in 1965. He was
an early member of American Sod Producers Association (ASPA) and a
founding member of the Minnesota Turf Association (MTA). All of the sod he
grew was sold in the field. In 1975, John began Hogdal Turf to serve the
retail and wholesale market with delivered sod.
Turf consist of 160 acres of sod, 140 acres of cash crops rotating between
soy beans, corn, oats, rye and hay. 280 acres of Christmas trees are
farmed in Zimmerman, Minnesota.