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Best Young Farmers/Ranchers-2
Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Tue Feb 5, 2013 06:25 AM CST

ANDERSON, S.C. (DTN) -- It's not a call a 23-year-old wants to get. The barn owned by Gary J. Coleman's partner was on fire. Before the flames were extinguished, the blaze would claim 550 heifers and bull calves. The FBI examined the suspicious nature of the February 2003 fire, but investigators concluded hay caught fire after coming into contact with a hot pipe from a wood stove.

The fire laid a $90,000 loss at Coleman's feet. The destruction of the herd brought to a sickening end a promising breeding program. They were hard hits for a first-generation farmer who, with ...

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