many people associate the Pabst family with the famous
Pabst Blue Ribbon brew, farming is an even bigger part
of the Pabst legacy. Pabst Farms came into being in
1906 when Fred Pabst made his first purchase of land
in the Town of Summit.
Back then the 1,500 acre Pabst Farms development was
the stomping ground for prize-winning Holstein as well
as champion Percheron and Hackney horses. Pabst Farms
was known throughout the country for its top breeding
Pabst was the key figure behind the success of the Pabst
Farms breeding program as well as its dairy operations.
Importantly, his love of the land led to a life-long
interest in land management.. He studied and improved
the soil of Pabst Farms’ fields for many years.
Striking examples that still exist today are two wildlife
As we celebrate the 100-year milestone of Pabst Farms
history, our mission is to carry on the spirit of conservation
and land management that gives Pabst Farms a special
sense of place.