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Celebrating 42 Years

Tom Duffield Closes Book on Co-op Career

The shuffle of papers and discussion of company plans were put on hold as the meeting room was transformed into a reception area recognizing a retirement after 42 years of employment.

He grew up on a small acreage east of Chappell, but didn't consider himself a farmer. However, it spent much of his life helping farmers.

Ron Duffield recently completed a 42 year career with the Frenchman Valley Cooperative in Chappell.

He came into the work relationship with the Co-op needing a job.

“I applied for a job. I was trained in mechanics,” he said March 3 during a celebration of his retirement.

He sai...

 

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