ANT FARM, Texas — A farm owned by an Iowa cattle ranch owner who says he’s fed up with the government is going to be sold.
Ant Farm, a farm owned and operated by John W. Antony, a longtime political activist who also ran for governor of Iowa, has received the approval of a group of agricultural experts to sell the farm.
A group of farmers, led by agricultural economist and former Iowa Farm Bureau president David Purdom, said they are seeking a buyer who will bring the farm up to code and bring the business into the 21st century.
The Ant Farm farm is a farm that is located in rural north central Iowa, about 35 miles south of Fort Worth, according to the Iowa Farm Business Association.
The group said they have secured a buyer for Ant Farm, which is owned by the late John Antony and operates in the small town of Antigo, about 120 miles northwest of Des Moines.
Antony died in January after a long battle with cancer.
He and his wife, Susan Antony of Antego, Iowa, have owned the Ant Farm for more than 100 years.
Antone said in a news release that he and his family have spent their lives “supporting the local community and the farmers and ranchers who make up the community.”
They have been instrumental in helping communities revitalize by bringing new businesses to the area and investing in community infrastructure, he said.
The group’s letter, dated March 9 and addressed to U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), stated that it’s time for the Antony family to take a hard look at their farming operation.”
If we don’t do that, I will not be able to do it.”
The group’s letter, dated March 9 and addressed to U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), stated that it’s time for the Antony family to take a hard look at their farming operation.
The farm was purchased by Antony in 2016.
It is owned and run by the Antones’ daughter, Susan, according the letter.
It was the Antons’ second-largest operation and was the largest in Iowa.