A New Best Class

America's Best Young Farmers and Ranchers, Class of 2019

Dan Miller
By  Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
America’s Best Young Farmers and Ranchers

DTN/The Progressive Farmer has announced its newest class of America’s Best Young Farmers and Ranchers. They include:

Hayes Kelman

Kelman Farms/Boot Hill Distillery

Sublette, Kansas

Crops: corn, wheat, grain sorghum

Diversification: distillery

Married to: Shelby

Joel Lange

Lange Farms Precision Ag

Bagley, Iowa

Crops: corn and soybeans

Married to: Tanner; children: Brecken and Brantley, 3, and Carson and Callie, 1

Bobby Morris

Morris Farms Partnership LLC

Port Allen, Louisiana

Crop: sugarcane

Married to: Melissa; children: Tyler, 13, Dylan, 9

Kevin Ruyle

Buss Farms

Oxford, Kansas

Crops: cotton, soybeans, wheat, corn, milo, alfalfa, pasture; 60 cow/calf pairs

Married to: Dawn; children: Hayden, 13, Mason, 9

Shannon and Melinda Sims

Sims Cattle Co. LLC

McFadden, Wyoming

Cattle: 645 cow/calf pairs, 300 yearlings, 40 bulls, grass, hay

Children: Kagan, 14, Jentry, 11

This class will be profiled next month in The Progressive Farmer. Nominations are being accepted now for the 2020 class. Nominees for America’s Best Young Farmers and Ranchers must be 40 years old or younger in 2019.

An online application can be found at http://www.dtn.com/…


Dan Miller