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Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Jun 9, 2014 10:36 AM CDT

Asking Sandra Marvel about dung beetles is a lot like asking a doting grandma about her grandkids. Marvel will happily spend an hour extolling the virtues of tunnelers, dwellers and rollers. She'll gush over the beauty of these beetles, once considered "sacred scarabs" by the Egyptians. Dung beetles, it seems, have found a spot in Marvel's heart.

How did a nice Florida school teacher get so deep into the subject of dung beetles? It started out five years ago at a county cattleman's meeting, where Marvel and her husband, Daniel, heard a presentation about the benefits of dung beetles. They ...

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