Kim and Thad Peterson know farming.
They manage more than 550 acres. They sell between 3,500 and 4,000 hogs annually. They sell approximately 150 calves, and they raise about 140 acres of corn and 160 acres of hay. And, until recently, they grew thousands of tobacco plants.
Both are Marion County natives who were raised in farm families.
All of that may have something to do with why they were named the 2010 Outstanding Farmers at the Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce awards banquet earlier this year.