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Sun Journal highlights a multi-generation farming family

Tomi Chipman '14 stands with her father, Doug, in one of their greenhouses in Poland, Maine. Photograph by Jose Leiva/Sun Journal.

The Lewiston Sun Journal profiles Tomi Chipman ’14 and her father Doug on the front page of its Father’s Day 2012 issue. Chipman plans to work the family farm after graduation, joining her father in a tradition that stretches back 231 years.

Chipman’s decision would make her the 8th generation to work the family’s 60 acres in western Maine. After years of expansion, the Chipmans still own the original land their ancestor farmed in the late 1700s.

With two more years at Bates ahead of her, Chipman will complete a major in biology. She plans to spend her breaks and summers helping out on the farm — naturally.



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