Geigers persevere near Thurman
Dean Adkins - Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:01:49 CST
(Thurman)--When you've been "through it all" and still come out smiling, chances are you're a KMAland farmer. Such is the case with Bob and Coleen Geiger of rural Thurman.
Through floods and tornadoes the Geigers have not only survived but flourished as mother nature's wrath can't put a damper on their work ethic and independent spirit.
Married for 47 years, the Geigers have two children and six grandchildren. Bob, originally from Cozad, Nebraska and a UNL grad, is a past Fremont Mills school board president and a 21-year trustee for the Missouri Valley Drainage District.
Coleen, a Thurman native and UNL grad, has also been active at Fremont Mills School as a board member and has been a Trustee at Iowa Western Community Collge for 20 years where she received the prestigious Iowa Western Black Tie in Excellence Award.
Though the recent flood and tornado were definite setbacks to their farm which lies adjacent to the beautiful Loess Hills in Fremont County, the Geigers have soldiered on and remain successful with their yellow and white corn, soybean and alfalfa crop operation along with their 130-head cow-calf operation.
Bob appreciates the good help he gets from Adam Malcolm and Daryl Madison.
Bob and Coleen also have farming interests in Nebraska along with a small ranch where they grow and breed replacement heifers.
If that's not enough, Bob has also been a sales representative for Pioneer Hybrids for the last 18 years.
Looking to get away for awhile, Bob and Coleen did so in a grand way in 2012 as they took a farm-themed trip to China. Check out the video below to learn more about their amazing experience.