Partner: SWAG, Dry Lake, Tip Off
Areas of responsibility (Larry): Fertilizing, planting and drilling
Areas of responsibility (Judi): Bookkeeping
Larry & Judi Vulgamore
Larry and Judi (Crist) Vulgamore grew up on farms in the Shallow Water, Kansas area. From an early age, Larry knew that he wanted to be a farmer and, luckily, it didn’t take much to convince his high school sweetheart that farming was the life for them. After graduating from Shallow Water High School, Larry and Judi attended Kansas State University (KSU) where Larry earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy in 1971. While at KSU, Larry was also involved in the Army ROTC program. After returning home to farm, he continued to serve in the Army Reserves for several years. Larry and Judi have three children - Heidi (born in 1973), Brian (born in 1976), and Myles (born in 1981).
Larry’s hard work and passion for farming enabled the operation to become what it is today. He has always preferred to be out in the field more than anywhere else, and can often be found behind the wheel of a tractor. By choice, he continues to be the primary equipment operator on the farm. Attention to detail and determined perfectionism on the farm are his trademark, and those qualities have influenced the work ethic of his sons Brian and Myles as well.
While Larry’s enthusiasm is geared to the field, Judi has always excelled in the handling of the farm’s financial aspects and bookkeeping. Judi’s ability to head the management of the office with the same perfectionism that Larry displays in the field has been critical to the success and growth of the farm. While the operation has evolved significantly since the boys returned home, Judi continues her role as the primary bookkeeper. Her astuteness and business sense have provided a positive model for the boys as they grow in the family business.
Larry’s success can be partially attributed to the fact that farming is not only his way of life but also his passion and primary hobby. He also enjoys hunting, reading historical books, traveling with Judi, and spending time with their eight grandchildren. Judi enjoys participating in a weekly Bible study, reading, traveling, attending grandchildren events and, above all, helping to make sure everything is running smoothly on the farm.
Co-owner & Partner
1550 W. Road 70 | Scott City, KS 67871
620-872-5242 | VulgamoreFamilyFarms@vffarms.com
Larry & Judi Vulgamore