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Restoring a Farm for Future Generations


October 18, 2018

Courtesy photo

The Schlenker family worked with the Park County FSA staff to apply for the Emergency Conservation Program.

Bill Schlenker's family has been farming in Meeteetse, Wyoming, since the 1800s. Bill and his family are carrying on the family legacy, successfully farming the arid and productive land.

Irrigation and Innovation

In 1893, the Schlenker family filed for water rights on the Greybull River and are considered one of the pioneers of crop irrigation in the country. More than a century later, Bill runs the farm with his wife, Jennie, son, Richard, and brother, Neil.

"I love to farm, and I deeply care about the land. I have wanted to be a farmer since I was a small boy," Bill said. "I like to watc...

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