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January 1, 1998

Happy New Year from Larry & Jean Hixson

We will be sharing our daily activities with you for a few months on Wheat Mania. As we start the New Year I want to give you a little background on our farm. We came back to the family farm in 1965 after we both finished college. We are K-State graduates (Go Cats! They made us very proud last night with their victory over Syracuse). The Hixson family came to Kansas in the spring of 1886 and homesteaded on a farm northeast of Ogallah. Ogallah is about 8 miles east of WaKeeney and the present farm site. Larry's grandfather moved to the present location in 1905. We raised our three children here. Our daughter, Krista, is married to Darrin, a surgery resident. They live in San Antonio, TX and have two daughters, Emma age 3 ½ and Chloe age 2. They will spend most of the month of January with us while Darrin is on a rotation in Houston, TX. Our daughter, Heidi, is married to Steve, and they live in Annapolis, MD. Heidi is the legislative director in the office of Senator Pat Roberts from Kansas. Steve works for Hallmark. Our son, Jon, lives in Alexandria, VA and works as the agriculture legislative assistant for Congressman Jerry Moran of Kansas. Now that you have met our family, I will fill you in on our farm and farming activities as we go along this month.

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