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20 under 40: Justin Leita

June 25, 2011 at 1:25 a.m.

Justin Leita, farmer

Name: Justin Leita

Age: 36

City of residence: Victoria

Family: Wife, Sherri Leita; three daughters, Haley, 6, Allison, 4, and Lauren, 2

Occupation/Business name: Farmer

Why he was nominated: He farms more than 4,000 acres in Victoria and is a partner in the family trucking company. Leita began working on the family farm in grade school and was 18 when he purchased his first 18-wheeler. By age 23, he began farming on his own. When his father and business partner passed away in 2006, Leita pushed forward and kept the farm going. He's knowledgeable and always willing to help a friend in need.

What does success look like to you? Success is having my family and friends around me and knowing that, at the end of the day, I put everything I had into the work that I did.

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