By Kristine Kern
Review Staff Writer
When talking with Jack and LaVonne Slater of Wilmont it is clear the passions in their lives are faith, family and farming. For them these are woven together and are the foundation for everything else.
Jack is the patriarch of Slater Farms and works along with his wife LaVonne and sons Gary, Kent (Hopper) and Mark and his grandsons who help out between school and activities. Hopper’s son Trent has begun pulling full time duties on the farm following his graduation and Mark’s son Max plans to come back to the farm following his graduation from Watertown. Jack and LaVonne’s son Mike farms nearby and owns his own constuction business. Mike can be counted on to step in and help out on Slater Farms quite often and the favor is returned by his Dad and brothers. Working as a team has been a family tradition for years and comes naturally for this group of men.
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