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Remove Barriers by Building
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Apr 13, 2015 01:32 PM CDT

Marathon runners will tell you that sooner or later, they all hit "the wall." It's a performance barrier that is a combination of psychological and physical fatigue. The best runners work through it.

Ben Riensche carried plans with him during construction. One of his system's prize features is a touch-screen control panel that directs grain flow. (Progressive Farmer photo by Bob Elbert)For 21 years, Ben Riensche has been steadily jogging in a farm-expansion marathon. His grain-farming operation, centered in Jesup, Iowa, has grown from 1,800 acres to more than 11,000. The growth pace has been purposeful, and progress seemed almost ...

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