Tony Motz farms with his dad, where they grow corn, soybeans, and wheat on 3000 acres in St Johns. He also started Motz Meat, where he raises steers to sell as freezer beef. Tony earned his degree in agribusiness at Michigan State University, and he enjoys finetuning farm practices. For instance, they are taking tissue samples to analyze crop nutrients and improving record keeping by using software that links to a weather station. When he’s not working, he loves going up north or sitting on the back deck of his house with his fiancée, Mackenzie.

Listen as Tony talks about:

  • The reward that comes with a dedication to farming and family
  • Having a wedding reception in the same shop his parents did 28 years ago
  • Why the third day of planting is the best day of the year
  • When he knew he shouldn’t buy a dirt bike
  • Why networking in college is even more valuable than learning financial ratios

 

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