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Pennsylvania teen buys combine to start harvesting business

Posted by Green Fun Store on 7/7/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Some young people may bug their parents for a car, but one Pennsylvania teen went a step higher.

According to a recent report from the Reading Eagle, 17-year-old Josh Lesher recently got it in his mind that he wanted to start a harvesting business. He managed to secure a $50,000 loan to buy a used combine, which he'll employ in the venture.

"This is all in my name," Lesher said. "I got the loan, and I have to make the payments."

He said he plans on using the combine to work the fields of area farmers who don't have equipment of their own. Lesher is going to charge roughly $25 an acre for his service and is looking to take care of 1,000 acres in Berks County.

Of course, Lesher isn't alone when it comes to having an entrepreneurial spirit, although his may be a bit bigger than others. Still, teens across the country may have taken to John Deere tractors and other machinery to make an extra buck caring for lawns.ADNFCR-3425-ID-19879293-ADNFCR