Coming to America
The Baur Family immigrated from Austria to the United States in 1889 and established their first homestead on Slab Creek, just outside of what is present day Neskowin, OR. They had five girls.
Between 1902 and 1920 three of the Baur girls met and married three of the Trent boys from Neskowin. James Trent and Emma Baur moved to Cloverdale and milked cows on different farms. They eventually settled in 1928 and established Trent Farm in its current location. James and Emma had three children.
In 1958 Jim Trent married Marlene McKinley of Willamina, OR. They eventually took over the farm and raised five children.
Mike worked the dairy for twenty-six years and became partners with his mother, Marlene, in 2015. They sold the dairy operation and re-named the farm Trent Family Farms LLC. Mike retained approximately 65 acres where he keeps nearly 100 head of sheep.