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Kansas Farm Bureau recognizes 28-year-old Lawrence farmer


February 10, 2019

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Farm Bureau has given a statewide achievement award to a 28-year-old, first-generation farmer who had a profitable year by diversifying his offerings.

The bureau recognized Scott Thellman, owner of Juniper Hill Farms, LLC, as its Young Farmer and Rancher of the Year, the Lawrence Journal-World reported .

Thellman is unique because he doesn't fit the mold of the average young farmer working within a multigenerational family farm, said Edie Doane, an official with the Kansas Farm Bureau. It's challenging for first-generation farmers to enter the industry, Do...

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