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As a truck begins disgorging a fresh load of harvested seed potatoes
the truck driver pulls debris from the load.
" I know all their names, but don't ask
me when their birthdays are, " he said
with a laugh.
There's a sense of quiet accomplishment
as he spoke of his life's journey that has
brought him to this point. The seed
potato harvest in Lincoln County was
drawing to a close to be followed by the
sugar beet harvest.
Today, Mike and his sons Aaron, Ryan
and Bob run Sun Valley Seed and Lost
River Seed. Each operation emcompasses
about 5,000 acres for a total of 10,000.
They grow Russet Burbank, Altura,
Ranger Russet, Yukon Gem, Payette,
Clearwater, Northwest Norkotah 90,
Northwest Norkotah 218 and Northwest
Norkotah 111 seed potatoes.
Along with seed potatoes and sugar
beets they grow alfalfa, timothy and feed
Closing in on the end of the seed potato harvest season.
corn along with raising cattle.
" We have a 10-year rotation up in
Arco, " Telford said. " The way it works is
we'll do five years of alfalfa and we'll do
grain, potatoes, grain potatoes and we'll
go back to alfalfa. "
In the Richfield and Hidden Valley area,
depending on water availability they try
to maintain a five-year rotation of wheat
or corn, followed by potatoes, wheat or
sugar beets, wheat and then potatoes.
Another son, Mark, has started his own
seed potato farming operation in the Arco
area specializing in Dark Red Norlands
and Chieftains. He also assists with
oversight of the Lost River operation.
Their youngest son, Jared,
recently
sold his interest in the seed farms
to expand his pure-bred Angus bull
operation, also in Arco.
A sixth son, Jake, trains and competes
nationally in reined cow horses out of
Caldwell, Idaho. He recently became
the fourth National Reined Cow Horse
trainer to become a $2 million rider.
It hasn't been an easy road to travel,
it never is when it comes to farming.
After almost 50 years of farming and
ranching in Idaho, Telford, who turned
74 on Nov. 19, has seen his share of
financial setbacks.
On the day he graduated from
Brigham Young University (BYU) with
a degree in agriculture economics in
1972, Telford moved to Hazelton, Idaho,
where he had put a down payment on
a farm.
For the first two years he attempted to
make a living solely as a cattle rancher,
unsuccessfully.
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