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From our files: December 2004

-Messenger file photo
Jackson Thompson, then 6, of Badger, looks down at his grandfather, Wayne Ostendorf, of Ames, as he tries out the driver’s seat of a tractor at the Farm News 2004 Ag Show. Ostendorf says Jackson works hard on the farm, taking part in most all of the chores, including driving the tractor and wants to be a farmer when he grows up. “When I get a little older my dad is going to buy me my own goats and sheep,” said Jackson.