Guests included Tyler Franzenburg, who farms about 80 acres with his dad but doesn’t consider himself a farmer – yet. That title, he said, comes with owning land and deriving most of your income from it.
“I don’t really think of myself, truly, as a farmer because it’s really a small part of what I do,” Franzenburg told Talk of Iowa’s Charity Nebbe.
Franzenburg said he’s always wanted to be a true farmer, but he can’t afford it yet. Instead, he has three or four other off-farm jobs that help keep him afloat. He’s hopeful though, that one day he’ll be able to make farming work.
“Since I was very little I don’t think I wanted to do anything else,” Franzenburg said.