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Practical Farmers of Iowa Co-Founder dies
(Courtesy: Jerry DeWitt)
AMES (CBS 2/FOX 28) - One of the co-founders of he Practical Farmers of Iowa organization, and a Master Researcher, has died.
81-year old Dick Thompson, a boone farmer, died Saturday at the Israel Family Hospice House.
Thompson and his wife Sharon hosted more than 41,000 visitors to their farm, which was at the heart of the organizations farmer-to-farmer movement.
A Master Researcher, Thompson rant some 52 research projects, including randomized test strips the length of his field to help determine how best to use Iowa farmland.