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By Mitchell Kirk

Indiana farmer manages paralysis and agricultural duties


August 2, 2017

ROYAL CENTER, Ind. (AP) — When a vehicle crash left Evan Criswell paralyzed from the navel down, he didn't let it keep him from his lifelong dream of farming.

The 26-year-old continues to contribute to his family farming operation's crop-growing and livestock-raising responsibilities. He also maintains local agricultural leadership roles.

Criswell works for Haselby Farms, a family outfit now in its fifth generation. Spanning multiple locations, the operation grows corn and soybeans while raising cattle and hogs. Criswell said they farrow 30 to 45 sows and have about 30 head of cattle.


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