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Brothers grow pumpkin business through exports

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High Five
Monday, September 20, 2010

Dylan and Darren Wells turned their pumpkin crop into a thriving business that ships to Japan and Mexico.

The two brothers from Hubbard are only 21 and 19 years old.

After some research their father, Dan, found that there was a market for miniature ornamental pumpkins, and their business, Autumn Harvest, was born. When they first started 15 years ago, their father coached them in the basic principles of running a business. That education is helping them put themselves through college so they can return and continue their business.

Their operation covers 210 acres near Hubbard. During their busiest time, they have 30 to 35 employees working to get their four pumpkin varieties, five squash varieties, mixed gourds and Indian corn harvested and processed.

Read more at the Ashland Daily Tidings.

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