• Lon Tonneson

    Real Farm Girl

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on May 13, 2010

    Check out Laura Nielson’s “The Real Farm Girl” videos on YouTube.   She got a great smile and an infectious laugh – perfect for the video camera. Plus she’s passionate about farming. Her videos are about her life on her family’s dairy and grain farm. She’s a partner in the operation and pretty much runs the dairy.   Best of all she’s from South Dakota – Crooks, S.D.   Nielson, 23, started posting videos about a year ago…

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  • Lon Tonneson

    Who Sells Land When Prices are High?

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on May 5, 2010

    Who sells farmland when prices are high? I figured it would be strictly retired farmers, widows, institutions and investors. Not an active farmer who has another 15-20 crops to plant. But I was wrong. I met Todd Intermill, of Colman, S.D., last week and he told me he sold 80 acres this spring and got top dollar. Why did he sell? Was he going broke? Did he need the cash to stay pay off bills? No, he sold, he said, because buying low and selling high is how you make money. Pretty…

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