Dating for farmers
That restaurant struggled, so they refined the concept and renamed it Founding Farmers in 2008.
The NDFU and Simons’ firm formed a partnership to grow the concept.
NINETY DAYS TO QUITIn May, Mugabe signed a law giving 2,900 farmers 45 days to wind up their operations and another 45 days -- expiring at midnight on August 8 -- to move off their land and make way for black settlers. Others say they will defy the land acquisition and eviction orders and fight both through the courts.Commercial agriculture, dominated by tobacco, is the mainstay of Zimbabwe's economy, and analysts say its disruption through state-backed farm invasions has compounded food shortages and a severe economic crisis blamed on government mismanagement.But Mugabe, Zimbabwe's sole ruler since the former Rhodesia gained independence in 1980, says his land seizures are meant to correct the wrongs of British colonialism which left 70 percent of the country's best farmland in white hands.Its investors include the North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota farmers unions, as well as the 200,000-member National Farmers Union.With more than 30 years of operating and consulting experience, Simons is a seasoned hand. Simons takes a trip each year to North Dakota and its biggest investor group to present the chain’s results.