A fleet farmer is not the kind of person you’d expect to want to be a full-time job for a couple of decades.
But that’s exactly what Scott Stinson, a fleet owner and manager of a fleet farm in North Caroose, is doing.
Stinson, 51, says he loves farming and his farm is part of the reason he’s been able to keep farming.
He’s a fleet operator, and his fleet includes the three trucks he operates on a regular basis.
He’s had to change his business model, and he’s looking for a way to help grow the local economy and help pay for his retirement.
“I feel like I’m an American icon, and I can do whatever I want, I don’t have to pay taxes,” he says.
“So, if people don’t like that, they should just leave.”
Stinson says his farming business has grown and diversified over the years, from buying land to working with local ranchers to selling the farm and its equipment.
He is now involved in the development of a new commercial farm to help support his fleet.
Stanton’s business, called the Fleet Farm Career Center, is a full service, multi-level career management center.
His goal is to have a large number of people working together in the same space to help them better plan their career and make the right decisions about where to start and where to retire.
He says he has been able, over the past two years, to grow his business from zero to nearly 20 people.
The farm currently employs more than 40 people, and has more than 3,000 square feet of office space, an outdoor pool, a large outdoor deck and a lot of space for the fleet owners to come and go.
Stenson says that has helped him grow his career to include more than 200 years of experience, and also give him the confidence to move on to new challenges.
“It’s been a long journey, but I’m very grateful for the opportunity that I have,” he said.
Stollers business model involves working with land owners to buy and sell their property, including for rent or other uses.
He works with the owners to secure the land and develop the lease, then the farmers can sell the land to the commercial property owners.
He says the lease can last for decades.
Staley says he wants to help people understand the value of their time, and to be able to retire with their own financial security.
He said he wants the business to help create a community that helps those who have to retire financially.
Staldi says his business helps pay for retirement, so he can help people retire with a small amount of money each year.
“If you don’t retire with that money, I can help you with other expenses that you can’t afford,” he added.