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Amish farmers turn to new, hopefully profitable venture — deer farms

[1]Laverne Beechy and seven other Amish farmers are raising a new type of livestock on their land around Jamesport — deer.

The first of the deer farms was started in 1996, but Laverne didn’t begin raising his own deer until 2001. He started it as a hobby.

"A hobby that will hopefully make some money," he said.

The Amish deer farmers help one another with this new agricultural venture. Laverne

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