Settled in 1911 located in Haxtun/Sedgwick County.
Joseph Nathaniel Skold acquired his 160 Sedgwick County acres from the US Government through a patent given on March 20, 1911. Family tradition has it, though, that Joseph and wife Esther lived on this property since their marriage in 1909. Their son, Lloyd, was born on May 15, 1911, and his son, Wayne, was born in Ovid in 1945, but has lived on the land all of his life. In the early days, the Skolds grew corn, wheat and grass and raised some livestock and horses to use for the work. Today Wayne and Alice Skold own and manage the Skold Ranch, Inc. where wheat, soybeans and forage are grown along with administering a cow calf operation. The 1915 barn, 1930’s house and 1940’s granary are still in place and in use as is the J Connected NS brand.
Watch the audio slide show and listen to an interview with Alice and Wayne Skold of the Skold Farm, conducted by BARN media (play time approximately 9 minutes)