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From the Ground Up

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This week meet John Shepherd, a farmer from Blackstone, Virginia. John began grain farming during his last year of college. After graduating, he worked as a salesman by day and farmed at night, building his operation from the ground up. 

John Shepherd, a farmer from Blackstone, Virginia. John began grain farming during his last year of college.

Click here to read the interactive, multimedia #FridaysOnTheFarm story. 

Access a text-only version of this multimedia story here. (PDF, 309 KB) 

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