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Fresh off the network: December 2009

Agriculture.com Staff 12/11/2009 @ 8:17am

Adam White's family has been farming in the western part of Kansas since 1895. The fifth-generation farmer takes interest in all aspects of the farm to help keep input costs in order.

"I like business-management stuff," he says. White uses what he has learned about keeping books by doing the same job with his wife's day care business. "Keeping books is important to make well-educated decisions," White explains. "Whatever decisions I make for the day, I need to have a business plan and goals in mind."

White also takes an interest in agronomy, especially learning about bugs and chemicals. The family does hire an agronomist to come look at the fields, but White says someday he would like to take over that aspect. White enjoys the down months to work on anything related to mechanics. "I like maintaining machines because if I mess up, I have no one to blame but myself," he explains.

Something new every day is what keeps White interested
in farming.

For the future, White would like to expand his farm. But he doesn't want to take on more than he can handle. "I don't want to get in over my head," he says. He would like to increase his dry land acreage.

White is also interested in learning more about marketing, "because that's where the money is," he says.

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  • Age: 24
  • Farm location: Lakin, KS
  • Education: Garden City Community College
  • Farming practices: Grows corn, milo, wheat and alfalfa.



Adam White's family has been farming in the western part of Kansas since 1895. The fifth-generation farmer takes interest in all aspects of the farm to help keep input costs in order.

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