ISSUE DATE: 06/21/2010
By Jennifer M. Latzke
On the football field, Don Schieber is known for his fair and honest judgment as a referee.
In the corporate field as an Oklahoma Wheat Commissioner and vice chairman of U.S. Wheat Associates, he's recognized for his passion for wheat research and marketing. But for this north central Oklahoma farmer, the fields that matter most are the wheat fields of Schieber Farms.
Farming first down Schieber and his wife, Cecelia, raised a family of four daughters and built their farming business just outside of Kildare, Okla. They began in 1969, buying their first homestead near Kildare while Schieber was still running the North Central Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station in Lahoma. They raised wheat seed, farming after work and on weekends. Finally, they made the move to full-time farming. "We moved here in 1973, right before wheat prices rose," Schieber said. Then, interest rates rose, times got tough, and they had to adjust their business plan.
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