“1853,” said John Henning. “That’s when great-grandfather homesteaded our farm. I still have a sheepskin signed by Millard Fillmore on the property from my great-grandfather. I am a fifth generation farmer. I am retired. It’s my sons’ farm now. My two sons are farming and my three grandsons help. They are seventh generation farmers.

“We farm a little over 2000 acres. We grow corn, soybeans, and hay. We also raise some pigs. “I think one big misconception people have is that farmers go overboard with using chemicals and sprays. For the most part, we are very concerned about these but we still need to use some to control bugs and crop diseases, so we get the most out of our crops.”

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