Thursday, February 22, 2024

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<p>Duane Reum, 88, of Lansing, holds a photograph of his graduation class from MSU at the Dairy Cattle and Research Center in Lansing on Sept. 18, 2023. After helping his father manage a dairy farm for three years, Reum went to MSU with the intent of running his own farm. He didn’t agree, however, with one of the professors course instructions. “I see you've never been in a diary farm,” Reum said about him. Knowing that his real life experience was more valuable, “I swore I wouldn't go back to the class,” he said. 1960 was his first year managing his own dairy farm.</p>

Duane Reum, 88, of Lansing, holds a photograph of his graduation class from MSU at the Dairy Cattle and Research Center in Lansing on Sept. 18, 2023. After helping his father manage a dairy farm for three years, Reum went to MSU with the intent of running his own farm. He didn’t agree, however, with one of the professors course instructions. “I see you've never been in a diary farm,” Reum said about him. Knowing that his real life experience was more valuable, “I swore I wouldn't go back to the class,” he said. 1960 was his first year managing his own dairy farm.