Smiths recognized as a 2013 'U of M Farm Family'
Dick and Suzanne Smith of rural Morris have been named Stevens County's 2013 Farm Family of the Year.
Dick Smith bought his farm site near Morris in 1976. In his early years of farming, he started raising poultry, then added hogs in 1978. Dick and Suzanne were married in 1981. That same year, Dick also started a custom spray business, which he operated until 1989. In 1990, Dick started farming full time with 300 acres of crops and added sheep and cows to his livestock operation.
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