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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural: Dan Atkisson – Lady Luck Ironworks

As the rodeo queen rides by, the light flashes from the fancy spurs which she wears on her boots. These attractive spurs were created by a couple of cowboys from rural Kansas.

Dan Atkisson and Tyler Brown are the co-owners of Lady Luck Ironworks, the maker of rodeo queen spurs and more. Dan and Tyler grew up near Stockton. They are capable cowboys, having grown up working on farms and ranches.

Dan went to K-State where he studied ag technology management with a minor in animal ladyluckironworksspurssciences, and Tyler went to North Central Kansas Technical College in Beloit. After graduation, both came back to Stockton.

Stockton is a rural community of 1,327 people. That’s rural – but there’s more. Dan grew up on the family farm where his parents still live, located on the Rooks-Graham county line. That farm is 20 miles west of Stockton, north of Nicodemus and northwest of the town of Damar, population 154 people. Now, that’s rural.

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