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MSU-N Game Day Feature: Farming to Football and then back to the Farm

MSU-Northern senior DT Justin Pfeifer has spent four years pursuing a pair of passions - football and farming


Last updated 10/22/2021 at 7:01am

Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Justin Pfeifer has been a four-year starter for the Lights at defensive tackle. He's also spent that time studying agriculture, plumbing and welding, in preparation to one day return to the Cut bank area and become a full time farmer. Pfeifer and the Lights are in the midst of a three-game home stand, as they host Eastern Oregon on Saturday.

While many Montana State University-Northern Lights fans know Justin Pfiefer as a defensive lineman for the football team, that's just one side of the star senior.

What they might not know about is his passion for farming. Pfeifer grew up on a farm in Cut Bank and when he came to Havre to play football for MSU-N, he majored in agriculture. Once he completes his degree at Northern,, he will move back to Cut Bank to continue his passion and start a life as a farmer.

"I really love farming," Pfeifer said. "Cutting wheat I always thought was pretty cool. I've always been into combines and tr...

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