Knute & Amanda Severson are employees, small business owners and community volunteers

Amanda and Knute Severson enjoy raising their small herd of beef cattle near their farm home north of Clarion. “Grand View Beef” is their business name with half of the calves finished on pasture ground; the other half are fed non-GMO corn. All of their animals are sold directly to end-use consumers.

Knute and Amanda Severson have returned (Knute) and moved (Amanda) to Clarion and the community is better for it! The Severson family has been in the Clarion area for a handful of generations. Amanda is new to our area and became a ‘Severson’ in August a year ago, when the two were married.

The couple now resides on a farmstead where Knute’s great grandfather lived.

Their bios

Knute, a 2012 Clarion- Goldfield high school graduate, completed his degree work at Iowa State University in 2016 in Horticulture with a minor in Agronomy. “When I left Clarion, I was headed for the city and was never coming back,” said Knute. “But I missed the kindness and simplicity of the ag lifestyle. I missed the animal husbandry which was inspired by my dad (Troy).

Amanda is a 2011 graduate from Conrad high school in Leavenworth, Washington.

Her college work took her to Washington State University where she received her degree in Strategies Communication.

“The town where I lived was a smaller town, so I am used to small town living,” said Amanda.

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