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Dana Bessinger’s Agricultural Roots Run Deep

  • After a 21-year teaching career, Dana Hare Bessinger worked as an Ag in the Classroom Coordinator for 9 years. Now retired, she spends time with her family and continues to give back to agriculture.
    After a 21-year teaching career, Dana Hare Bessinger worked as an Ag in the Classroom Coordinator for 9 years. Now retired, she spends time with her family and continues to give back to agriculture.
For Dana Bessinger of Watonga, she has spent her entire life getting back to those roots in one way or another. “We’re all connected to agriculture,” Bessinger said, “and no matter where you are when you start talking about agriculture, people want to have a connection.” Bessinger takes pride in the fact that she comes from a long line of agriculturalists. Her great-grandfather, Pleasant Hare,…

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