The Author

Douglas Hoff and his wife Molly purchased the Hoff family farm after college and lived there until retirement. They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. Doug based this book on the true story of Molly’s grandparents, Anna and Iver Tenold.

During his career in the Livestock Industry Doug, along with his wife Molly, started and owned Hoffs Scotch Cap Angus Ranch, which became internationally renowned for its’ superior Angus livestock genetics, and founded a genetic research company named Angus America, which they later sold 1/2 interest in to Cargill Corporation.

Doug received the Farmers Union SD Young Farmer of the Year award, was named the North American Beef Improvement Foundation Seedstock producer of the year, and was presented the 2000 Livestock Industry Man of the Year award by the National Western Stock Show Foundation and the National Record Stockman.

Doug is in the final stages of writing a second novel based on Anna’s life, starting where Honoring Anna ends and continuing with her amazing journey as she and Iver face the severe challenges of homesteading through the Dirty 30’s, the Great Depression, and WWII.

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Honoring Anna