Growing up, Matt Fry never let his deafness discourage him from enjoying life on the family farm, Ohio's Country Journal reports.
Today, Matt is a husband, father and full-time farmer and still works alongside his dad, Robert, as the fourth generation on their family farm, where they no-till oats, wheat, hay, corn, and soybeans. He also has his own small herd of beef cattle.
Matt suffered a severe illness as an infant that caused him to lose his hearing. He met his wife Jessica, who is also deaf, at a fundraising event in Columbus.
A city girl, Jessica was intrigued by the farm life.“We met through some mutual friends at a cornhole tournament that was a fundraising event. Once we started talking and I realized he was a farmer, I was just really fascinated by all that he does,” Jessica said. “It’s really rare to find a deaf farmer. There are not very many in the United States. It was at times a tough transition to the farm life for me after growing up in a big city, but there’s really no better place to raise your kids than on a farm.”
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