Entrepreneurial Farmers
Mon Oct 28, 2013 01:55 PM CDT

Nearly every farmer deals with a few unproductive acres not suited for traditional row crops. Jo Lynn Mitchell and Ward Wilkins are no exception. But rather than idling the land they saw an opportunity to transform their respective acreage into successful enterprises. Mitchell and Wilkins offer two starkly different examples, but share one similarity—value-added income.

Jo Lynn Mitchell has a habit of proving people wrong, including herself. The Mississippi native grew up on a small farm that supplied her family's kitchen with fresh vegetables, eggs and milk. But, in her words, she "had no intentions of farming."

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