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Local dairy owner’s large operation helped farmers

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Farming was very much a family affair for 1993 Senior Farmer Ed Sagouspe. His career in the Ripperdan District began in 1944 with brothers Frank and Ernie.

The three farmed 900 acres of cotton, grapes, sugar beets, corn, wheat and alfalfa.

Their large dairy operation, which included ownership of Quality Dairy, bottled and provided home delivery of milk, juice, fruit punch, produced butter, cheese, ice cream and eggs.

The dairy helped small farmers hand-feed orphaned calves through a barter system. Sagouspe also worked to improve substandard soil through his work on the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Association, from which he received certificates of service and merit...


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