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Fresh off the network: May-June 2009

Farmers for the Future social network member Anthony Adams wears several hats each day. He goes from his farming operation, to running his custom harvesting crew, and then back to his trucking business, which handles short transfers to local elevators.

"It stays busy most of the time," Adams says. "I have a lot of running around to do."

Adams says he likes doing something different every day, but his favorite task is being in the combine. "I love harvesting the most out of everything I'm involved in. But it's also nice to just get in the tractor and spray or sweep every once in awhile," he says.

Adams gives credit to his dad for helping him get started and for teaching him to never quit trying.

  • Age: 21
  • Farm location: Hooker, Oklahoma
  • Farming practice: Adams has 2,000 acres of wheat and sorghum.
  • Education: Seward County Community College
  • Biggest challenge today: "Getting it to rain would be nice," Adams jokes. "When harvest gets here, it's a challenge to get everything running across the farm and to keep up. But that is the fun part of my job."
  • Goals for the future: Adams hopes to acquire more ground. "I've got a couple oppurtunities to take over some retiring farmers' ground" he says. "I hope to expand my farming venture enough to rely solely on the farm, rather than the harvesting business"

Farmers for the Future social network member Anthony Adams wears several hats each day. He goes from his farming operation, to running his custom harvesting crew, and then back to his trucking business, which handles short transfers to local elevators.

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