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Award Winning Remodeled Dairy Barn
Renovation of a big half century old red dairy barn has helped keep one young family on the farm in Kansas.
Ivan Dressman, of Frankfort, won an award from Successful Farming Magazine for the remodeling job he did on his dairy barn. The magazine conducted a contest for innovative ways of reworking barns to make them useful on modem farms.
According to Dressman, the 48 by 56-ft. barn was built in 1931, built entirely from 2 by 6-in. lumber. The barn has been used for dairy cattle and to store hay. In the recent past it had been converted to a shop. Dress-man decided to remodel the barn when he bought a new combine. Because of the low
clearance door, he couldn't store the ma-chine in the barn.
"I had a local carpenter come out and help me takeout the front of the barn and put in sliding doors big enough to get the combine through," he says. He made the doors out of wood torn off the front of the barn and covered the sliding doors with red metal siding.
Dressman says the entire job cost just $743.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ivan Dressman, Frankfort, Kan. 66427 (ph 913 292-4739). (By Frank Buchman, Grass & Grain)

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1988 - Volume #12, Issue #5