Yost Farm Historical Timeline 1874: John and Catherine Yost immigrate from Germany to the United States. 1876: The family moves from St. Paul to Murdock, MN. 1900: John’s son, John L., takes over the farming operations. 1941: John L. passes the business to his son William (Bill). 1979: Mike (Bill’s son) returns to the farm after spending time working for The Pillsbury Company as a commodity merchandiser. 2013: Michael J. and David (Mike’s sons) assume ownership of Yost Farm.