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Calvin & Karen

Grain & Beef Producers
Dennis, KS
Customer since 1976



How I got started in agriculture

I started farming in 1973 after I graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in animal science. I got my first loan in 1976 from Farm Credit and started raising hogs. I eventually moved to raising crops and today, I also buy stocker calves.

Our business approach

My dad always said that money is like a tool when it comes to operating a farm. And, you can’t farm without the right tools. We consider money a tool to help us get what we need done on our farm, and it’s very important to have a reliable financial partner to do that. Frontier Farm Credit is a great asset for us in that regard.

Why I work with Frontier Farm Credit

Our financial officer has been a great partner for us. He knows our operation, and he has been great in helping us buy land. He understands all the ins and outs of the industry and really steps in and goes the extra mile for us. It’s hard to replace the experience and knowledge that our Frontier Farm Credit has. He always has treated me fairly.

What I enjoy most about farming

I just like being able to do what I want to do. And, that is farming. It was my dream to begin with, and while not every day is a picnic, it’s always good to work outdoors and be your own boss. I enjoy the freedom and independence that farming offers, and I enjoy being close to nature.

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