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Texas Agriculture Archive

February 6, 2004

Texas farmer honored

Keith Lamb of Gruver was recently honored by being named one of 14 farmers nationwide to exhibit during the American Farm Bureau Federation's 16th annual Farmer Idea Exchange. The exhibit recognizes the latest home-grown innovations of farmers and ranchers. Lamb's innovation was called "The Better Mouse Trap." It consists of two recycled 2-1/2 gallon plastic containers and an electric fence charger. Mice climb up the grounded metal ramp into the trap and touch the electrified bait holder. One farmer reported getting 56 mice in two nights. Lamb's idea received a $250 special award check for being judged the Most Widely Usable By Farmers Nationwide.