Wed, 27 September 2023
OFI 1847: Buying 150 Acres At Age 19 And American Star Finalist At 20 | FFA SAE Edition | Daniel Jossund | Ada Borup High School FFA
Daniel Jossund is a 2023 American Star Farmer Finalist. I met him for the first time in this interview, but what an impressive resume he put forward. He has been farming corn, wheat, soybeans, barley and sugar beets with his family his entire life. However, at the beginning of his FFA career he joined his brother in a straw bailing business, and actually purchased his own bailer.
The purchase of that bailer was just the beginning for Daniel. Soon he was leasing ground from his grandmother and growing wheat and soybeans. Then he leased some ground from his chapter and began growing alfalfa. Just after graduation from high school he purchased 150 acres of his own and diversified even more.
Daniel is currently in college at North Dakota State University studying agricultural business and minoring in banking. When I asked him what was next for him, after college, without hesitation but with full confidence he said "full time farming". He is already well on his way to that dream, and her is wishing him the best of luck at the National Convention!