Giving Back

Jim has been farming for 25 years plus; has been active with the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association.

Jim was honored as being the Wisconsin Representative at the 2011 Potato Industry Leadership Institutes. And it doesn’t stop there. MBF is a local contributor to the Boys & Girls Club, local schools, libraries, Special Olympics and the YMCA.

Jim runs by the motto, “It’s better to give than to receive.” So when he heard of a neighboring farmer working with Second Harvest to provide nutritious carrots to families in southwestern Wisconsin facing hunger, he knew he wanted to get involved. “There should be no reason for anybody being hungry in America, it’s inexcusable!”

“Be generous with people! Generosity may help change a life. At the very least it will be a high point in their day or week. You may never know the full impact your generosity can have in someone’s life, but you don’t need to. Simply enjoy living generously and share in the sheer Pleasure of Giving.”

YMCA Thank You for Bridge 2 Bridge 5K/5M Run/Walk ~ Sponsorship

2021 Spud Bowl Supporter

2021 15th Annual Immanuel Lutheran School Golf “Fore” KIDS event sponsor

2021 South Wood County YMCA Strengthening our Community for our Neighbors

2021 Special Olympics Supporter

2021 Westminster Dog Show Sponsorship

Mikala Seymour showing 185 lbs. St. Bernard named Ellington and a Field Spaniel named Riley.  2021 finished as #1 St. Bernard Junior Handler, #6 Working Breed Handler.  Riley is a Cinderella story as a Craigs-list rescue from Texas; he’s now become the #1 Field Spaniel in the country.  Mikala is only 1 of 2 Junior Handlers from the State of Wisconsin invited to Westminster and 1 of 79 Nationally, and the only Junior Handler that showed a St. Bernard.

Tri-County School class project for Advertising

2019 Lady Penguins Softball Team

2022 Buckley-Baldwin VFW Post #2534

2022 Boys & Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area

2022 Badger Stat Sheriffs’ Association

Taking first place in the 2022 Putt-Tato Open with a score of 11 under par and representing Mortenson Bros. Farms are, from left to right, Max Mortenson, Scott Young, Curt Hoppe and Kerry Larson.

  • Swings Against Cancer

  • Waushara County 4-H/FFA

  • Hancock Lions Club

  • Lee & Pat McCarville Memorial Scholarship Golf Jamboree

  • Plainfield Lions Club

  • Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools ~ Baseball/Softball Quad Plex

  • Wisconsin Rapids High School Figure Skating Sponsorship

  • Rapids Mat Backers ~ Wrestling

  • Rapids Mat Backers ~ Wrestling

  • Up River Gun Club

  • Bob Hutkowski Scholarship (Partners Pool Tournament)

In Honor of Bret Salscheider

James & Tracy Mortenson Foundation in honor of Bret Salscheider will continue to sponsor the Wood County YMCA.  We will miss him dearly.

Annual golf outing shenanigans

Bret Salscheider | CEO | Brother | Friend

Bret left behind one last piece of artwork.

Always smiling

I taught swim lessons and lifeguarding for the YMCA under Brett’s management. On a scale of 1-10, he was an above-average boss.  He definitely ranked a 5.5!

Sponsored Athletes

Mortenson Bros. Farms, Inc. is excited to sponsor up-and-coming athletes in there climb to glory.  Jared Mortenson competing in 2022 in the US Revolution Tour.  Currently he is ranked 50 in the country.  Go Jared!

Our Supporters

We would like to thank some of our awesome supporters! 

Heidi Slinkman of Gaynor Cranberry Co. Wisconsin Rapids

Farming to Feed America

Second Harvest Logo
Big Brothers Big Sisters Logo
Salvation Army Logo
Boys & Girls Club Logo