Location: Ulysses, Kansas, United States
Gary Dean Boldt, Farmer at a Self-Employed Farm, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in agriculture and science.
Mr. Boldt grew up on his family’s farm, which was then run by his parents, Earl and Dorothy Boldt. Boasting an innate interest in botany and mathematics during his high school years, he attended the University of Kansas for his collegiate studies and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in botany and mathematics in 1963. Driven by his knowledge of the Soviet Union’s space program and America’s need for more scientists in the field, he joined the United States Peace Corps, where he served in East Pakistan from 1963 to 1965. Subsequently, Mr. Boldt’s father approached him upon his return and asked for him to take the helm of the family farm upon his father’s retirement. Since 1974, Mr. Boldt has served as the owner of his family’s farmland, in which he employs his scientific-oriented mindset to advance the farm’s integrity.
Although his career has been filled with highlights, Mr. Boldt is especially proud of his involvement in the American Agriculture Movement, during which time he was a member of the Tractorcade to Washington, D.C., and was the chairman of the Southwest Kansas chapter. Alongside his primary pursuits, Mr. Boldt has been a member of the Cimarron Regional Advisory Committee for the Kansas Water Office, a member of the Grant County Conservation District Court, a member of the Kansas Farmers Union, and a past secretary and president of the Ulysses Lions Club.
On the farm, Mr. Boldt and his tenant enjoy performing experiments in developing trends in agriculture, in which he is in the process of combining organic grain production and no-till farming. In previous years, several farmers used herbicides and pesticides to eradicate weeds on the farm; however, Mr. Boldt endeavors to employ advanced practices to make his grounds healthier and more organic. As a testament to his success, he was highlighted in the 58th edition of Who’s Who in America in 2003.
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