Tony Alvarado grew up in Van Horn, Texas, a little town by the freeway, about 120 miles southeast from El Paso. He lived with his family – his father, mother and eight children: three girls, five boys – he’s…

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Photo: Goldfish crackers may contain wheat raised by the Brown family of Idaho.

“When I go the grocery store and I see the Goldfish® on the shelf, I have a personal connection with that and wonder just how much of my flour might be in that particular box of Goldfish crackers.”    How…

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farmer digging in field, achieving a sustainable future through new innovations in farming

It was a rainy day near Salina, Kansas as Justin Knopf climbed into his truck. He would be checking on fields today since the wet weather would delay fall harvest – again. “It’s days like today that kinda adds a little stress to that workload.” Farming forces you…

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Harvest at Kejr Family Farms.

Some people say that the family farm has gone extinct, that corporate farming has taken over and the traditions and farms of our grandparents are gone forever. However, at Kejr Family Farms that statement just isn’t true. The Kejr family not only cares about the land, but about…

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Amaya Ochs is a young farmer driving her family's combine.

Just like many other high school sophomores, Amaya Ochs from Hamilton County, Kansas, likes to listen to music while cruising in the car with her friends and play with her dog at home, but most of all, she loves the her life as a young farmer. But unlike many others,…

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Michael Jordan harvests his wheat in June 2016. His love of farming came through family traditions.

Michael Jordan from Beloit, Kansas, says his passion for farming began through family traditions. When he was six years old his dad let him sit on his lap and drive the combine for the first time, and from that day on he was hooked. “Being the…

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Mr. Westerman looks on as the family's wheat harvest continues on a beautiful day. His family has found the strength to fight cancer while remaining on the farm.

The love of farming and wheat harvest runs deep in Kayla Westerman’s veins. Kayla is part of a fourth generation of farmers from Zenda, Kansas. Karla Westerman, Kayla’s mom, says, “It’s in our blood; even in my husband’s family, there’s four generations on the Westerman side and also the…

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Happy farm family in front of combine.

For Tracy Zeorian, being a custom harvester is more than a job, it’s a family tradition. The third generation in a family of custom harvesters, Tracy, her husband Jim, and their two youngest of four daughters leave their home in Manley, Nebraska, and spend their summers on the road following…

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