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Agriculture.com Staff 07/07/2010 @ 9:08am

Bryce Streibel of Fessenden, North Dakota, says collapsing barns remind him of cattle falling to the ground at slaughter time - and he doesn't like the looks of either. "I didn't like slaughter time and I don't like to see those old barns come down," he says. Streibel's efforts to save his historic barn and update it for use on his farm won him a 1996 BARN AGAIN! Farm Heritage Award from Successful Farming Magazine and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He shares the award with Wayne Schlafmann of Turtle Lake, North Dakota. Both are proud owners of historic barns that were brought back to useful life after years of neglect.

Bryce Streibel and his wife June returned to North Dakota from California in 1955 to take over his family's farm. "After paying the moving company, June and I had $1,200 left," Bryce recalls. "But we had crops to harvest, and we got by." After 20 years they retired from active farming. Bryce became involved in policy and politics, serving 16 years in the North Dakota House of Representatives and 16 years in the Senate. "I went from full-time farming to full-time meetings," he says.

Streibel credits his conservative philosophy with his success as a farmer. "When we were hauling grain, we'd make 10 trips in a one-ton truck that we'd paid for, while others were making one trip in a 10-ton truck that the bank owned," he says.

Bryce Streibel of Fessenden, North Dakota, says collapsing barns remind him of cattle falling to the ground at slaughter time - and he doesn't like the looks of either. "I didn't like slaughter time and I don't like to see those old barns come down," he says. Streibel's efforts to save his historic barn and update it for use on his farm won him a 1996 BARN AGAIN! Farm Heritage Award from Successful Farming Magazine and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He shares the award with Wayne Schlafmann of Turtle Lake, North Dakota. Both are proud owners of historic barns that were brought back to useful life after years of neglect.



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