Carolyn Olson raises organic corn, soybeans, small grains, and alfalfa with her husband on a 1,100 acre farm near Cottonwood, Minnesota. They also finish approximately 14,000 conventional hogs annually.

Carolyn is the current District III Director on the Minnesota Farm Bureau Board of Directors, past president of the Lyon County Farm Bureau, chair of the American Farm Bureau Organic and Direct Marketing Issue Advisory Committee, current member and past chair of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Organic Advisory Task Force, and secretary of the local FFA Alumni Chapter.

She is active in the Minnesota Farm Bureau, having served on the Promotion & Education committee, Growth committee, and Resolutions committee. She is the co-chair of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Pork Chop booth at Farm Fest. She has volunteered for FFA Chapters in Lyon County, helping with contest judging, Farm Safety and Petting Zoo days. She has also brought the FFA officers to the Farm Bureau Day on the Hill.