Mon, 15 August 2022
OFI 1463: Pocket Gopher Extermination And The Family Business | FFA SAE Edition | Tanner Zehr | Vale High School FFA
My journey to hosting the Off-Farm Income Podcast all began with me becoming a business owner. That original business was named Idaho Gopher Control, and i used compressed carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers for farmers. Prior to purchasing the equipment and starting the business I did my research, and part of that research included asking some questions to a gentleman named Rod Zehr who lived about 50 miles away from me in Ontario, Oregon. Rod used these machines and had a successful business, and he was kind enough to take the time to meet with me.
Today, I am honored to welcome Rod's son, Tanner Zehr, onto the show. Tanner is a senior at Vale High School in Vale, Oregon and at age 18 he has a decade of gopher extermination under his belt already. He has learned a ton about the machinery, the business and about hard work. On today's episode I get the opportunity to reminisce about the gopher business and hear from a young man who has been inspired to entrepreneurship and is about to begin his journey!
SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Gopher Extermination
HIGH SCHOOL: Vale High School; Vale, Oregon
FFA ADVISOR: Anna Chamberlain
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR TANNER ZEHR:
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Vale High School Telephone Number: 541.473.3181
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