In 2010, Garrett moved back home to the family ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills. A former Marine who served in Iraq, Garrett used the GI Bill to go to school at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and took part in the Combat Boots to Cowboy Boots Program: liferaydemo.unl.edu/web/ncta/combatcowboyboots
Now he and his parents steward land that’s been in the family since 1894. Since joining the business, Garrett’s been hard at work updating the cow-calf operation with new equipment and facilities. He talks about his path to finding financing and his experiences moving back and starting out in agriculture.