A Little Bit About Myself
The names Amanda, I have grown up on a large family farm in North Central Ohio. I am a fourth generation farmer in the area, but our operation does not farm the original homestead, but it is still in the family's name, my Great Uncle and his son-in-law farm that land.
There are currently three generations farming our land presently. My grandfather of 88 still makes the management decisions for his 500 acres, and keeps an eye out on his 75 head cow-calf operation, and the rest of us help him with the feeding and working with the cattle, and with the management of his land.
The remainder of my time is spent helping my dad and two uncles with their farm. Wagner Brothers Farms is a 4500 acre cash grain and 450 head Holstein feedlot steer operation. My dad and his brothers started the farm from scratch and have built themselves up to where they are now in the last 40 years.
I currently am a student at The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, where I am a duel major in Agronomy and Livestock Science. After I graduate from college I plan to work in sales and as an Agronomist for the local co-op for a few years, so I can start to play off my school loans as well as start buying into the family farm. The next generation on our farm will consist of myself, younger brother, and one of my cousins. We will make the farm grow as well as implement the family values that we have grown up learning and understanding.