It didn’t take long for Craig Schmidt to know that he wanted to be the fourth generation in his family to operate the dairy farm near Juneau, Wisconsin. He bought his first combine when he was a high school senior. After graduation, he added a bagger and c
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The Kilguses are part of a three-generation, extended farm family. The farm, located about 100 miles from Chicago, began in the 1950s with Matt’s grandparents, Duane and Arlene. Today, Matt, 33, is in partnership with his uncle, Paul, who operates Kilgus D
Farmers make dozens of decisions – both large and small – every day. It goes with the territory. Each decision sets in motion a more or less predictable chain of events. Some significant fork-in-the-road strategic decisions, however, will irrevocably impac