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Marvin & Martin
Farms Along the Family Road
The 56th Missouri Photo Workshop (MPW)

Photo by Sally Ryan

Between Highway H and Highway 100, three miles southeast of Hermann, Missouri, Rohlfing Road winds and rolls through farmland, over creeks and often under a blanket of fog or dust. Cattle graze amidst corn and soybean fields that flank the road named for a family that has farmed there for three generations.

Twins Martin and Marvin Rohlfing were born in a house halfway between the two highways, which Martin still calls home and where Marvin is his nearest neighbor, half a mile away. Farming is the only way of life they know, having quit school after eighth grade to help their father on the farm.

At the age of 68, Martin and Marvin still plant and harvest together. They hope their nephew David Rohlfing, son of their deceased brother Ralph, and his son will continue to farm and live off the land that has defined the Rohlfing family way of life for nearly a century.

Sally Ryan
B Team
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Dennis Dimick
The Naperville Sun
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Team A
Alfredo Cardenas
Leah Nash
Annie Tritt
Melody Ko
Charles W. Harr
Ruth Anne Kocour
Deborah Silver
Jennifer Coombes

Team B
Tim Gruber
Jonathan Miano
Sally Ryan
Michael Karas
Sarah Beth Barnett
Jennifer Sauer
Megan Morr
Naomi Brookner

Team C
Gabriela Hasbun
Gang Wu
Uwe Martin
Aaron Suozzi
Eric Kayne
Kevin Wellenius
Ann Hermes
Christina Ducklow

Team D
Betty Bastidas
Jodi Hilton
Velina Nurse
Kim Walker
Valentina Petrova
Paul Rutherford
Beatrice de Gea
Chris Kaufman

Team E
Ted Howell
Kevin Van Paassen
Jennifer Page
Monique Ganucheau
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Spencer Leonard
Paul Morigi
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Hermann, Mo 2004

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