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Never say ‘Just a farmer’

While I hoped I’d never hear this phrase roll of the lips off a farmer or rancher again, I did the other day. I heard someone say, “I’m just a farmer.”
We’ve all heard these words before. We’ve heard them said at the elevator, the grocery story, the local café, church and just about everywhere else in rural Kansas.
I heard them for the first time in years at a local Co-op in the southwestern part of our state. They were uttered by an articulate, bright young man.
When asked for his name, he cheerfully told ...


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