Penny and her husband, Bill, have a cow/calf and seedstock ranch called "One Penny Ranch" in Foley, Minnesota. She is the past president of the MN Cattlewomen's Organization and American National CattleWomen (ANCW). She continues to educate students in the elementary school about the beef industry as part of agriculture. Penny is involved with the yearly Minnesota Beef Ambassador Competition. Penny and Bill are blessed with four children.