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By Byrne Bennett
The Record-Times 

20 years of wheat

Fleming recalls decades of experience


Last updated 3/23/2023 at 11am

Byrne Bennett | The Record-Times

Shepherd's Grain founder Fred Fleming and CEO Jeremy Bunch prior to a board of directors meeting Monday, March 13.

REARDAN - When Fred Fleming graduated from Washington State University in 1973, he dreamed of raising a family on his family's farm. Little did he know that one day his innovative farming practices and business model would lead him to form Shepherd's Grain, a company that tracks its bags of flour from farm to table.

Fleming was raised on a farm north of Reardan and graduated in 1968. He married his high school sweetheart Vicki Wollweber.

With his degree in hand, Fleming put his knowledge to work. But"the drought of 1977" forced him to find another career.

He landed a job as an agronomist...

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