TATT Global Farmer Roundtable visits Couser Cattle

Leah Guffey

tatt-13-couserDuring the Truth About Trade and Technology (TATT) Global Farmer Roundtable we went to the Couser Cattle Company. Bill and Nancy Couser with son Tim produce corn and cattle just outside of Nevada, IA.  

When Tim graduated from Iowa State University, mom and dad strongly suggested that he spend some time in the corporate world before returning to the family operation.  So Tim worked for John Deere Corporation in Ottumwa, IA and learned more about goals and the corporation way to do things.  Returning to the family farm to implement what he has learned regarding long term goals and implementing some additional safety measures, he might be getting some push back from the workers, but he’s excited to grow the family operation. Interview with Tim Couser

tatt-13-cousersThe Cousers have hosted the TATT roundtable since its inception and it is an event that Bill says they always enjoy. “Just the people we’ve met over the years is incredible,” he says. “To sit down at a table with farmers from all across the world – it’s amazing how we all have the same challenges and we all have the same goals.”

The Cousers are strong supporters of the ethanol industry – Bill is past president of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association – and he is passionate about the importance of producing food, feed and fuel. In this interview he talks about Couser Cattle Company, corn, and communication. Interview with Bill Couser

2013 TATT Global Farmer Roundtable photos

Audio, Corn, Food, GMO, Livestock, World Food Prize