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Marvin Van Houten, the second youngest of five brothers, grew up milking 110 Holsteins, and running 250 beef cows.  He also moved aluminum pipe by hand on alfalfa and corn on his family’s farm west of Butte, Nebraska..  After high school he attended the University of South Dakota at Springfield for two years majoring in business.  In January of 1973 a farming operation in north central Nebraska employed Marv developed nearly 6,000 acres for center pivot irrigation that spring.  In 1976 he went to work for a hybrid seed corn company where they developed 1200 irrigated acres for seed corn production, and later promoted Marv to farm manager.  He started his own farming operation in 1988 and his career in irrigated farm and ranch sales in 1990.  In 1996 Marv moved his farming operation to the Nebraska panhandle where he farmed over 2,400 irrigated acres, and later an additional 1,000 acres were developed into center pivot irrigation. After visiting Montana in 2012 and seeing all the land that could be developed for irrigation he moved his farming operation to Forsyth Montana in 2014.  He joined Hayden Outdoors in 2018 as a associate broker in Nebraska.

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    5,176.00 acres
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    Farms, Ranches for Sale, Homes, Commercial
    The Wegener Farm is located across Western Perkins and Northwest Chase Counties in Western Central Nebraska, with it’s headquarters situated in Venango. This magnificent farm is a dryland operation containing 5176 acres spread over a 23 mile area. In short, this is amazing farm country. — Read more