MPW.66 / 2014 The Real Work by Ryan Jones
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Ryan Jones Brooklyn, New York
Team Cliff & Vi

Story Summary

Klaus Karbaumer lives and works on his Platte City farm along with his wife of seven years, Lee. A bold and opinionated German, Klaus moved to the midwest over 25 years ago from Bavaria and is currently running the only tractor-less farm in Platte County operated by draft horses. Karbaumer Farm tries to “live and grow in harmony with Nature and her seasons” and produces over 50 varieties of chemical-free, organic vegetables for the community. He works tirelessly and lives passionately; he is a headstrong fighter for what he believes is right. A vocal and bold anomaly, Klaus is a huge character in a small town.