North Central Kansas! We are the Clanton family who lives in Ottawa
County on a farm 6 miles west of Minneapolis, KS. Yes, there is a
Minneapolis in Kansas but it is quite a bit smaller than the one in
Minnesota. Our population is only 2500, but we would not trade our
small town for the larger one.
Our family consists
of Steve and Sue Clanton, Sarah and Ashley. Steve is a graduate of
K-State in electrical engineering and worked for Boeing for a few
years as an engineer. He is the past-president of the Kansas Association
of Wheat Growers and is on the local school board. Sue has done several
jobs including substitute teaching, tax preparation and is now working
in a local insurance and real estate office. Sarah will be a senior
at Sterling College in Sterling, KS majoring in math education. She
has been home this summer picking up a biology course and has several
jobs to fill her time. We also have a son and daughter-in-law, Aaron
and Karyn in Michigan. They both graduated from K-State. Aaron with
a Milling Science degree and is working for Kellogg in Battle Creek,
and Karyn is working for the Girl Scouts.
We came back
20 years ago to farm with Steve's Dad and since have taken over the
farm when his Dad retired. (I don't think farmers ever actually retire,
his dad is out everyday.) We farm about 2400 acres of dry land wheat
and 1600 acres of spring crops, which varies from corn, milo, soybeans
and sometimes sunflowers. Five hundred acres are irrigated with both
flood irrigation and a couple sprinkler systems. Our crew consists
of one full time employee, one part-time and 2 high school boys who
work in the summer.
Sue will be keeping
the diary; we hope you will enjoy our summer.
to the Clanton diary entries
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