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Cooksey Farms spans 10,000 acres—with wheat, corn, alfalfa, sorghum, watermelon, pumpkins, and show cattle.
Griess’ grandfather purchased the land in the early fifties and, along with his father, Dean, they started off by raising hogs. Over time, the farm transitioned into a vineyard, producing grapes for some of the area’s leading wineries. When Ryan got more heavily involved in the operation, he found success in planting corn.