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LEGACY6x1cWetrynottowasteanything.x1dThefarmholdsastockof220cowsandisaccordingtoOttorelativelysmallcomparedtothelargerdairyoperationswhichhousethousandsofcows.Ottosaysrunningalargeroperationjustisnx19tforhim.x1cIx19mcomfortablewithwhatIx19mdoing.x1dHesaysthedairyoperationismostlyselfsustaining.x1cWegrowcornsoybeansoatswheatandhay...lotsofhay.Wecultivateabout70acresofalfalfahayforthecowfeedwhichisacropthatgrainfarmersdonx19traiseandIraisethecorntomakecornsilage.x1dAlthoughtheHeisnersnotethattheycanx19tgroweverythingahealthycowrequiresnamelythevitaminsandmineralsthatgointothefeedtheysupplyalmosteverythingelse.Ottorememberssomeseasonsbeingharderthanothersbuthesaysdealingwiththetoughyearsisjustpartofbeingafarmer.x1cLastyearcouldhavebeenalotworse.Igotadecenthaycropbutitcouldhavebeenbetter.Therewerealotofpeoplewhosecropswerereallydevastatedbythedrought.Itwasreallytrying.x1dTheHeisnersknowtheimportanceofmakingthemostofwhattheyx19vegot.x1cWetrynottowasteanythingx1dsaysOtto.Henotesthatbesidesgrowingtheirownfeedtheyrecycleresourceslikemanureandwater.InadditiontorecyclingthewaterfromthewashingequipmenttheHeisnersuseaplate-coolersystemtocoolthefreshmilkwhichcomesfromthecowataround90degrees.Asthewaterwarmsfromcoolingthemilkitrunsalongtheothersideoftheplatecoolerandthengoestothecowstodrink.x1cThecowslikedrinkingthatwarmwaterThecoldwaterstraightfromthewellwillchatteryourteethsometimesx1dsaysOtto.OttoandNancysaythatacrucialelementofrunningadairyfarmistoconnectwiththeanimals.x1cTheycomex16rstx1dsaysNancy.x1cYouhavetoliketheanimalsmorethananythingelseandnotmindgettingoutofbedinthemorningandworkingsevendaysaweekifyouhavetox1dsaysOttowhopriortosittingdownwithushadjustx16nishedfeedingandmilkinghiscows.x1cIfyounoticeIjustgotbacktothehouse.Alltheanimalsarefedandallthemilkingisdone.NowotherpeoplearedoingthingsthewheelsareturningandIcansitdownandrelaxasecond.x1dButOttoneveridlesforlong.Heworkshardatstayingconnectedtohiscommunitythroughinvolvementwiththelocalschoolboardthefarmbureauboardandthedairyboard.x1cIgotonightmeetingscomehomeattenox19clockatnightandwakeupat430thenextmorningx1dhesays.AllofthosemeetingsoftenmakeforlongdaysbutOttodoesnx19tmindatall.Ottosaysallthathardworkisworthitandattheendofeverylongdayitallcomesbacktotheenjoymenthegetsoutofworkingwithhisanimals.x1cWorkinghardispartof