Farmers Day - John F. Kroutil
Today we’re celebrating something Oklahoma knows lots about: farmers! Our farmers work hard everyday to make sure crops are tended to and people are fed. Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member John F. Kroutil! His hometown is Yukon, Oklahoma. Kroutil was born in Czechoslovakia but moved to Oklahoma in the late 1800s. Kroutil and his brother worked on farms around Yukon before becoming a grain buyer. After finding success, Kroutil bought a small flour mill in Yukon and turned it into the largest independent mill in the southwest. They exported Yukon’s Best Flour to every state and some other countries! You can learn more by reading John F. Kroutil’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.
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