Frazee active in two counties
Dean Adkins - Thu, 02 Aug 2012 16:22:59 CDT
(Strahan)--Young people who aren't afraid to get involved in ag and youth-related activities in KMAland, there are more of them than we might think. All we have to do is go to a local ag meeting or a county fair and we'll find them. One great example is Curt Frazee of Strahan, who stays busy farming in his family farm operation while at the same time maintaining an active ag schedule in both Mills and Montgomery Counties in Southwest Iowa.
Curt grew up on the west edge of Montgomery County on the family farm with his dad, Will, his mom, Deb and his sister, Krista. His grandparents include Ron and Pat Curtis and Grace McKee. A 2001 graduate of Red Oak High School, Curt now lives on "Frazee Farm West" in Mills County with his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Dallas, Damian and Kailynn. Jennifer works for a dentist in Red Oak.
Curt enjoys farming with his dad, who along with raising crops and cattle near Emerson keeps very busy with various cattlemen's organizations in Iowa, so as Will is on the road a lot it's up to Curt to "hold down the fort" while his dad is away. Curt has no problem with that, as he is settling more into a management role these days, tending daily to the corn, soybeans, alfalfa and livestock. The recent construction of a good-sized hoop building has made the task of raising cattle much more efficient and manageable for Curt, who is also an accomplished welder.
As for other commitments beyond the farm, there are many. Curt is involved as a 4H leader in Montgomery County with the "Pilot Grove Punchers" 4H Club. He's on the Farm Bureau Board in both Mills and Montgomery Counties and is also on the board for the Mills/Montgomery County Cattlemen's organization where it's rare to not see Curt and Will grilling up delicious steaks or burgers at some local event, promoting beef to all those who are in attendance.
We salute young farmers in KMAland like Curt Frazee who understand the importance of the grass-roots voice in agriculture. We appreciate his dedication and those like him who devote so much time to the kids of 4H as a group leader. The future of agriculture in KMAland looks much brighter because of the hard work and dedication of farmers like Curt Frazee.