Kelly Mason was 8 years old when he first drove a tractor on his own. His father, Jack Mason was supervising the boy on the red Farmall M 36 horsepower tractor.
Mason may have already has an inkling of his destiny as he recalls it took him “about 20 minutes to get good” driving the tractor.
Now 54, Mason is at the helm of a family farming empire that spans 3,000 acres (including his ground and rental ground) in the Oaktown area. The farming legacy started with his great-grandfather James Mason who crossed the Wabash River to farm in Indiana. Kelly Mason’s father Jack and his grandfather Earl Mason farmed in Bicknell where Mason has many happy memories of spending time with them on the farm.
For the full story on the Mason family, go to page 44 of our online issue.