Joe Nichols: How This First Generation Farmer Built A Huge Ag Business

Joe Nichols is a 1st generation farmer from Cadiz, Kentucky and is currently the managing partner at Seven Springs Farms. It’s worth noting, Seven Springs Farms was established in 1994 with just a mechanic and his toolbox after working for Robinson Implement, a local John Deere dealership located in Princeton, KY. It was that same year Joe planted his first crop and through many calculated decisions as well as relationships, he has grown his operation into a huge ag business. It now includes 25,000 acres of corn, wheat, barley, soybeans, tobacco, cattle, crushed rock sales, crop insurance and an erosion control blanket business. Overall, Joe leads a team of 46 full-time and 45 part-time employees. The farm team also includes Joe’s daughters and several other family members.