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Growing a crop of farmers

Growing a crop of farmers

Greg Kleine, 21, walks to the milking parlor on the family farm in Cedar Lake. Young farmers are generally raised on a farm, rather than coming from  urban areas.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Fewer next generation farmers grab the reins

Fewer next generation farmers grab the reins

Greg Kleine, 22, walks to the milking parlor on the family farm near Cedar Lake. The median age of a U.S. farmer is 58, according to Top Producer Magazine, a farm trade journal. Only 119,000 farmers – a mere 5 percent of total farms – have principal operators under the age of 35.

March 13, 2013 8:00 pm
Fewer next-generation farmers gab the reins

Fewer next-generation farmers gab the reins

Janny Kleine, 24, and her brother Greg Kleine, 22, work in the milking parlor on the family farm near Cedar Lake. The siblings plan to take over the family farm someday. The median age of a U.S. farmer is 58, according to Top Producer Magazine, a farm trade journal. Only 119,000 farmers – a …

March 13, 2013 8:00 pm
Fewer next-generation farmers grab the reins

Fewer next-generation farmers grab the reins

Janny and Greg Kleine's grandfather, Herbert Kleine, 85, leaves the barn after bottle-feeding calves on the family farm near Cedar Lake. It's understood his grandchildren will be the next generation continuing the family business.

March 13, 2013 8:00 pm
Fewer next-generation farmers grab the reins

Fewer next-generation farmers grab the reins

A cat finds a perch at the Kleine farm in rural Cedar Lake. Janny and Greg Kleine work for their father on their family's dairy farm in rural Cedar Lake where 100 cows are milked twice daily. It's understood the two will be the next generation continuing the family business.

March 13, 2013 8:00 pm
Fewer next-generation farmers grab the reins

Fewer next-generation farmers grab the reins

Janny and Greg Klein's father Dave Kleine feeds grain to dairy cows on the family farm near Cedar Lake.

March 13, 2013 8:00 pm
Fewer next-generation farmers grab the reins

Fewer next-generation farmers grab the reins

Dairy cows at the Kleine farm near Cedar Lake. Janny and Greg Kleine work for their father on their family's dairy farm in rural Cedar Lake where 100 cows are milked twice daily. It's understood the two will be the next generation continuing the family business there.

March 13, 2013 8:00 pm
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