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Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Thu Feb 7, 2013 07:42 AM CST

SHERIDAN, Ill. (DTN) -- Michelle Stewart runs Spirit Farms like few other general managers.

Michelle is about people: about her employees, her team and how they interact within an efficient business model.

Her discussion of employee management begins and ends with a discourse on core values. Among them are integrity, hard work, innovation and an ability to function as a team. Laying over it all is a strong Christian ethic that sets the stage for the business, for its charitable work and for its educational outreach.

"You have your values, but as you grow, how do you transfer that out ...

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