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Payson Mayor Kenny Evans offered students at Payson High School a summary of the lessons he learned in a career that started off in a family of migrant farm workers and led to becoming one of the most influential farmers in Arizona. At one point, Evans even got to write a check for nearly $1 billion, before retiring from farming and giving away millions. His advice to the students: Follow your passion.

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Mayor Evans: Do what you love

‘Farmer of America’ reveals how passion, hard work can pay off

From the humble roots of a migrant farm worker to the head of one of the largest family farming and agriculture enterprises in the country, Mayor Kenny Evans succeeded in life through hard work, dedication and innovation.

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