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Dave and Ann

Dairy Producers
Strawberry Point, IA
Customer since 1980


Why I chose agriculture

It’s all I’ve ever known and all I’ve ever wanted to do. I knew since I was young I wanted to farm.

How I prepared myself for agricultural business

I was involved in FFA as a kid and worked in construction and as a mechanic before I farmed full-time. Construction and mechanic skills have definitely been applicable on the farm.

Our business approach

We subscribe to the philosophy that working capital is more important than equity. We work to not over-extend ourselves and to build up a cash reserve to prepare for bad years. In good and bad years, we live within our means.

The future of our operation

We plan to pass the dairy farm on to the next generation, which includes my son, his wife, and our two nephews.

What I enjoy about farming

I enjoy working with family, being outdoors, and the flexibility that being your own boss allows – I can work as hard as I want to or take a day off.

Why we work with FCSAmerica

First, they understand farming and the reality that not every year is a good year. They are forward-looking and work with us to achieve our long-term goals. The people are very down to earth and are always willing to make time for us. In 1994 we lost a heifer barn to a tornado, and FCSAmerica people helped us rebuild it.

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FCSAmerica serves farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. For inquiries outside this geography, use the Farm Credit Association Locator  to contact your local office.