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March 2, 2010

Dunn’s Landing—like taking a step back in time

For 17 years Robin Dunn, owner and operator of Dunn’s Landing in Wellsville Kansas, has ran her 1,000 acre farm true to its historical roots.

The land was originally purchased in 1907 by her great grandmother Duanna, and Dunn is now the fourth generation farming the land.

This female operated century farm raises corn, soybeans, wheat, hay and alfalfa. As well as Dunn has a small herd of Black Angus cattle.

Since the age of five, Dunn, helped farmed this land and knew she always wanted to take over the reins one day.

“I grew on this land, Dunn says. “This is where my roots are and I came back in 1993 to take over the farm. Everything on this property me or my grandfather built, except for the 1800s dairy barn.”

Throughout college Dunn continued to go back to help farm the land. After college she moved to southern California for 15 years where she owned her own landscaping business. When she saved enough money to buy the farm she moved back to the ground where she grew up.

“Farming has always been in my blood,” she claims. “Out of my siblings I was the only one who wanted the farm and really had a passion for agriculture. My brothers both tried it but never really had the same desire for farming like I did.”

After Dunn returned to Kansas and took over the farm, she began to restore the farm to how it looked over a century ago.

“Every year I change the farm a little more and try to preserve it,” Dunn says. “I have it set up like it used to be. It has a very authentic feel of old country and I always leave the farm clean and neat.”

Dunn’s Landing is a registered agritourism farm, which hosts several school tours each year and at least two International tours as well.

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