A day in the life of Kansas’ newest career: a wheat and wind farmer

 By Sarah Spicer, The Wichita Eagle

When Chance Jacobson graduated high school, he faced a conundrum likely familiar to many young people who grew up in the rural plains. He’d spent the past 18 years on his family farm about 40 miles east of Salina learning the trade from his father and grandfather.

“I wanted to farm with my dad, and there just wasn’t enough money,” Jacobson said. “Between my dad and grandpa farming together, and for me to come in and be the third person in the operation, there just wasn’t really room for me.” Continue reading here.

Photo: Rattlesnake Creek Wind Farm in Dixon County, Nebraska constructed by Enel Green Power.

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