There are many multi-generational families around the nation’s sugarbeet community, and the Sylvesters of Fairgrove, Mich., are among them. Pictured above during the 2015 Michigan beet harvest are Lyle Sylvester (seated), his son, Rich (standing at left, holding his baby grandson, Ivan), Rich’s granddaughter, Madison Gwizdala, and Rich’s son, Mark (right, holding two-year-old Lincoln). Lyle Sylvester is a third-generation sugarbeet grower, thus making Madison, Lincoln and Ivan the futuristic sixth generation.
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