Beth Gehrke, age 50, of Elgin, Illinois, raises corn, soy beans, wheat, hay, and straw on her family’s 1000-acre farm, where she also does a lot of educational outreach due to her close proximity to Chicago. As a hobby she also raises chickens, sheep and rabbits.
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