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Scott Henry on Millennials in Farming

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Scott Henry is the Business Development Manager for LongView Farms and is responsible for business growth, process management, and the implementation of precision technology. He is a 27 year old, 4th generation farmer, currently working alongside his parents and the rest of the crew at LongView FarmsHe graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business, International Agriculture, and Finance from Iowa State University. Prior to joining the LongView Farms team, Scott worked for Summit Farms near Alden, IA where he managed new construction and development projects within Summit’s livestock operations.

Longview Farms produces Commercial Corn, Commercial Soybeans, Seed Corn and Seed Beans.

Millennials will go back to farming, but wont settle for tradition -  is a story that Scott wrote for The Des Moines Register.

Nearly 100 million acres of farmland will change hands between 2015 and 2019. For young farmers such as myself, it’s an extremely expensive barrier to entry into the farming world if you don’t have family ties in the industry. Often times, the only way to get started without a family connection is to work in livestock, vegetables or food grade products that offer a premium.

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