“We’re trying to feed the world.”Jim Brown
Name: Jim Brown
Location: Churdan, Iowa
Years farming: I’ve been farming for 24 years.
My family: My wife Donna and I have four boys – Brandon is 20, Jacob is 18, Trevor is 15, and Colin is 13. We also have our Collie "Shadow," our St. Bernard "Bella," and a few cats.
How I came to be a farmer: Farming is in my blood. When I graduated high school it just so happened that a 200-acre parcel came up for sale and my grandpa bought it and started a 50/50 crop share lease with me. I was going to college, so I farmed on weekends and nights and worked with my dad. Throughout the years I have continued to work with my dad growing our operation.
The best thing about being a farmer: There are many things – working outside, being your own boss, the babies in the spring, harvest in the fall, changing of the seasons, Mother Nature, enjoying the miracles of God’s work every day.
My personal philosophy on farming: Work hard, play hard, pray hard – not necessarily in that order.
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