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Average Doesn't Work
Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:29 PM CDT


A dozen years ago, Vaughn Zacharias farmed 1,800 acres. He was selling seed, too. Vaughn figures the money he made from the seed business was likely "lost" on the farm. That was the story year after year. The farm worked, but it lacked forward momentum.

"We were tired of being average," Vaughn says. The Zacharias grain farm, now named Future Vision Partnership, resides outside Kathryn, N.D., and no longer claims "averageness." Look for the farm on Google Maps, and the name Future Vision pops up, as do the small towns around it.

"We are considerably larger," says Vaughn, the fourth ...

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