Green Family Being Honored by RRV Sugarbeet Museum

+The Greens.jpgThe Red River Valley Sugarbeet Museum of Crookston will be honoring Green family of St. Thomas, N.D., this fall. The Green family was recently featured in the Crookston Oxcart Days parade with five generations in attendance. In the photo are Northwest School of Agriculture Alumna, Johanna (Nabben) Green, who graduated in the Class of 1923; she is sitting in the front seat on the passenger's side.

In the back seat, behind Johanna, is the newest member of the Green family, eight-day-old Jack, held by his mother Melissa Green, and next to her is her son, Samuel. Sitting beside Samuel is Manvel Green, a 1948 graduate of the Northwest School.

George and, Johanna Green, raised their first crop of beets in 1928.
Their son, Robert Green, and grandson, Nathan (married to Melissa), are currently operating the farm. Robert presently serves as a member the American Crystal Sugar Company Board of Directors.