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CROP INSURANCE IN ACTION: Klodette and Rick Stroh, Powell, Wyoming

September 2014

Klodette Stroh isn’t your typical Wyoming farm girl.

Klodette is an Assyrian, born in Teheran, Iran, who came to the U.S. to attend college with the goal of becoming a physician and instead wound up falling in love with Wyoming farmer, Rick Stroh.

The couple began farming together in 1989, first purchasing some equipment and leasing land, all while hoping to one day own a farm of their own.    After years of hard work, the couple finally achieved a hard-fought dream and purchased their own farmland.  Today, the couple, and their two sons Rick and Paul, farm nearly 1,800 acres of malt barley, wheat, varieties of dry edible beans, corn and hay, near Powell, Wyoming.   They also tend to more than 50 head of cattle.

While things on their farm and in their lives have changed, one thing has always stayed the same:  The Strohs have always purchased crop insurance.   “We buy crop insurance mainly to safeguard from bad weather,” said Klodette Stroh.   “Last year we had four major hail storms in a row,” said Stroh.

Read Klodette and Rich Stroh’s story here.