Farmers of 2043

Meet the farmers of the future...


Luke Hansen, Austin, Minn.

Luke Hansen is 6 years old and lives on Hansen Farms south of Austin, Minn. Luke lives and breathes farming and had a tough transition to kindergarten last fall because he thought he had too much work to do on the farm to be at school all day. He has a large line of equipment for his pedal tractors that he farms the front yard through the seasons just like dad. He helps his two older sisters raise beef cattle for 4H and they all have leased dairy heifers to exhibit at the county fàir. There is no question that he will be farming the family farm in 30 years!


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