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Washington farmer equally comfortable on used John Deere tractor, football sidelines

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

He has been a farmer since 1983, when he began farming on his own land, which was formerly used by his father.
He has been a farmer since 1983, when he began farming on his own land, which was formerly used by his father.

Wiley Allred has had success on both the football field and his farm, as the Royal City, Washington resident has used farm equipment and a whistle to gain the respect of his community, according to the Columbia Basin Herald.

He has been a farmer since 1983, when he began farming on his own land, which was formerly used by his father. He combined operations with another Royal City resident and has enjoyed success harvesting potatoes for more than 20 years, the news source reported.

Allred has also been a successful coach for the local football team, but he notes that his notoriety has been eclipsed by his former farming partner.

According to the Herald, the partner of Allred is now famous, as Frank Martinez has been featured on McDonald's commercials where he notes the quality of the potato that is present in their french fries.

"He's a good man," Allred told the news source, pleased with the old friend's new-found celebrity.

The Washington State Potato Commission reported that Martinez has also been featured on the cover of Potato Country magazine, where the farmer's path to success is outlined.

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