sector, Sarah finally got her wish when she became the fifth generation in her family to become a full-time farmer, planting her first crop in spring 2017 on the family farm near Edgar, Nebraska.
She’s responsible for farming some 1,000 acres. Sarah and her father, John, operate as individual sole proprietors. Sarah sharecrops with the landowners, who include members of her family as well as other landlords. She is purchasing selected equipment from her father.
“I didn’t want to farm until I couldn’t do anything else, so I was looking for an exit strategy,” John said. “When Sarah began to express a genuine interest in farming, my wife Lynn and I knew she could do it. Once Sarah decides to do something, she’s going to commit to it wholeheartedly.”