Charlie Conrad cut tobacco near the intersection of Tates Creek Rd. and Ash Grove Pike in northern Jessamine County, Ky., Monday, September 9, 2013. The Waits family has raised 37 acres on 8 different Jessamine Co. farms this growing season. There was a crew of 10 men cutting and housing this 2-1/2 acre patch. Conrad has been cutting tobacco for the Waits family "off and on for 18-19 years". He usually houses tobacco for several hours in the morning and then cuts the rest of the day. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
Charlie Conrad cut tobacco near the intersection of Tates Creek Rd. and Ash Grove Pike in northern Jessamine County, Ky., Monday, September 9, 2013. The Waits family has raised 37 acres on 8 different Jessamine Co. farms this growing season. There was a crew of 10 men cutting and housing this 2-1/2 acre patch. Conrad has been cutting tobacco for the Waits family "off and on for 18-19 years". He usually houses tobacco for several hours in the morning and then cuts the rest of the day. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader
Charlie Conrad cut tobacco near the intersection of Tates Creek Rd. and Ash Grove Pike in northern Jessamine County, Ky., Monday, September 9, 2013. The Waits family has raised 37 acres on 8 different Jessamine Co. farms this growing season. There was a crew of 10 men cutting and housing this 2-1/2 acre patch. Conrad has been cutting tobacco for the Waits family "off and on for 18-19 years". He usually houses tobacco for several hours in the morning and then cuts the rest of the day. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader

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