NEWS
Head Start
Fri Oct 31, 2014 09:10 AM CDT

Matt NcNany is an 18-year-old farmer from Harrisville, Pa., who has been raising and selling poultry and red meat products since elementary school.

His family always had a few head of cattle, and McNany got his love for farming from his dad, Doug. His entrepreneurial spirit first surfaced when he was 11.

"He came up with this idea to raise turkeys and sell them at Thanksgiving," says Lynna McNany, Matt's mother. So he did. "He took the money from his sales to buy his first four-wheeler."

By age 14, McNany was driving tractors and ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
Related News Stories
Harrington's Sort and Cull
Sources: US Lost WTO COOL Round