Ryan Ueberrhein is living a dream come true…he is finally a full-time farmer! He has farmed part-time for several years always hoping to work the land like his father John.
Ryan was able to partner with another farmer that has helped him get started. Together they raise corn and soybeans on approximately 1,500 acres of land near Valley with 400 of those acres farmed by Ryan’s father.
Ryan was recently elected as vice president of the Douglas County Farm Bureau. Working with the Douglas County Farm Bureau Board has been a priority for Ryan the past three years. Ryan also serves as the Young Farmers and Ranchers chairman for Douglas County Farm Bureau.
“I had a strong desire to farm and Farm Bureau supports modern agriculture and where it’s headed in the future. With me just getting started with farming full-time, I knew they would help broaden my horizons and help me get my feet set within the industry,” Ueberrhein said.
He also enjoys the networking opportunities that Farm Bureau brings to the table. Farm Bureau provides farmers and ranchers the chance to connect with one another on a variety of topics from farming to current political issues.
Ryan’s favorite part of agriculture is getting his hands dirty: “Being out in the fields, just doing what I love; farming.” He and his wife Lindsey, who is originally from Omaha, know that they’ll be able to start a family and raise their children in agriculture.
“It’s a dream come true knowing that our children will grow up knowing the good value of hard work and we know it’s what we both want.”
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