University of Iowa

University of Iowa

CHS Farm Family of the Year

The Fobian Family
Iowa City, Iowa

Operating a large family farm that grows corn and soybeans is a family affair for the Fobian brothers in Iowa City. They are passionate about farming and teaching others about agriculture, saying they open their doors to anyone who wants to learn about farming and wants to “ride along during harvest.”

The Fobians have several University of Iowa alums within their extended family. These fourth-generation farmers say they have had a strong allegiance to the University of Iowa ever since then-coach Hayden Fry supported the “America Needs Farmers” campaign during the farm crisis of the 1980s.


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