Iowa Farm Transition Case Studies: Pursuing the Farming Dream
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Justin Van Hoff grew up around farming and loved it. In college he studied agriculture, but unlike many of his classmates, he had no family farming operation to join after graduation. He worked for a while in his father’s grounds maintenance business and in several other jobs related to agriculture. For a brief period, he entered into a livestock operation partnership, and he was a full-time employee on a crop farm. Sixteen years after finishing college he became a crop operations manager on a very large familyowned farm. Although his route to become a farmer was nontraditional, he enjoys his current position and does not have to worry about the financial risks associated with being a young owner-operator. Here is his story.
Edwards, William, "Iowa Farm Transition Case Studies: Pursuing the Farming Dream" (2017). Extension and Outreach Publications. 450.
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