Hansmeier & Son Seed Supply House in Bristol

Henry F. Hansmeier, a German immigrant settled in Day County, SD. In 1911, he worked with a Grimm alfalfa crop which became the breeding stock for most existing alfalfa fields in Day County and other parts of SD.  He developed Coteau Hills brand alfalfa. Henry and his son Ralph farmed and ran the family business Hansmeier & Son Seed Supply House in Bristol.  Henry was selected as the 1961 Eminent Farmer. Photo is Sudlow Collection #25887. #ThrowbackThursday #TBT