Randy Fritzemeier stands beside his combine during his final wheat harvest in 2022. (Courtesy photo.)

He started farming in high school when his uncle rented him ground. A fifth-generation farm daughter herself, she was driving farm trucks before she had a driver’s license.

After meeting in college at Kansas State University, they found a way to farm across county lines, balance her necessary off-farm income with the ebb and flow of farming and—most importantly—raise two exceptional children.

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