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Pro Athletes Investing in Agriculture

Professional athletes are not just known for their physical abilities, but also for their business acumen. Many have invested in various industries, with agriculture being one of the most popular. Here are a few examples of professional athletes who have invested in agriculture:

  1. Joe Burrow: The quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals along with 25 other pro athletes pooled $5 million together to invest in farmland across the United States. The groups first purchase was an 104 acre corn and soybean farm in Northern Iowa.

  2. Mike Tyson: The former heavyweight champion has invested in a cannabis farm in California. The farm, called Tyson Ranch, is a 40-acre property that will be used to grow marijuana for medicinal and recreational use. Tyson has said that he wants to use the farm to help veterans suffering from PTSD and other conditions.

  3. Shaquille O'Neal: The basketball legend has invested in a farm in Louisiana. The farm, called Shaquille O'Neal's Southern Farms, produces a variety of crops, including corn, wheat, and soybeans. O'Neal has said that he wants to use the farm to help feed people in need and to promote healthy eating.

  4. Dwight Howard: The NBA player has invested in a farm in Georgia. The farm, called Howard Family Farms, produces a variety of crops, including peaches, watermelons, and peanuts. Howard has said that he wants to use the farm to promote healthy eating and to provide jobs for local residents.

  5. Tony Parker: The retired basketball player has invested in a vineyard in Bordeaux, France. The vineyard, called Château Tony Parker, produces red and white wine. Parker has said that he wants to use the vineyard to promote French wine and to provide jobs for local residents.

  6. Josh Allen: The Central Valley's hometown hero, plans to return home after his time in the NFL to his families farm in Firebaugh. This spring, Allen has plans to start planting pistachio trees with his father after he made a guest appearance at the American Pistachio Growers Conference last spring.

Overall, investing in farm land provides a long-term and stable investment opportunity and a way for professional athletes and other successful business people to make a positive impact while also securing their financial future.

 

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