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This month's cover story: “If she wants to farm, then we will make it work.” Those few words spoken in 1985 by Bert Hemmes to his granddaughter, April Hemmes, framed a pivotal moment for an ambitious young lady and still echo across a century-old Iowa farm. Like other young farmers who started in the 1980s, Hemmes faced tremendous challenges. She joined her grandpa and dad on the operation in Hampton, Iowa, armed with a

Top Producer Columnists

John Phipps is a farmer from Chrisman, Ill., who writes humor and commentary pieces in his columns, which appear regularly
Jerry Gulke was born and raised on a grains & livestock farm near Ellendale, ND. After receiving his degree in
Greg Peterson has over 25 years of experience in the machinery business. His website, MachineryPete.com, is the premier, online destination
Paul Neiffer is an agribusiness CPA and business adviser and specializes in income taxation and accounting services specific to the
Chris B. Barron is the Director of Operations and President of Carson and Barron Farms, Inc. which is located in
Sarah Beth Aubrey’s mission is to enhance success and profitability in agriculture by building capacity in people. She strives to

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You’ve taken the risks and built a successful business. You give back to your industry and your local community. Your story would help others push themselves to achieve success. The Top Producer ofLearn more about the award.

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