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Meet Our Farmers

Pinnacle’s Meet Our Farmers series shines a spotlight on farmers from all different regions. Learn about their crops, their toughest challenges, and their go-to solutions.

For five generations, Cooksey Farms has taken pride in land stewardship, serving the community, and growing.

Cooksey Farms spans 10,000 acres—with wheat, corn, alfalfa, sorghum, watermelon, pumpkins, and show cattle.

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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.

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