Jeff Roussell

In Town: Ozarks native Jeff Roussell is an employee for the City of Nixa. He is an equipment operator, as well as a lead man for the city street department. His job includes a lot of variety – Jeff has experience with patching roads, doing sidewalk projects, street maintenance, operating many different kinds of machinery, salting the streets during inclement weather and plowing snow off of the roads during the winter months. “I love it,” he said.

In the Country: On the country side of things, Jeff lives with his family on his farm in Ozark, Mo., in Christian County. He runs a herd of about 20 mixed breed goats with a Boer base on his property, along with a llama, a donkey and a guard dog. Jeff originally invested in goats for the brush management factor; he implemented them onto his farm to clear thickly wooded areas. Today, he also sells his goats at local area sale barns, and to individuals who use them for meat purposes. In the future, Jeff plans to put up some more fencing and expand his goat herd to clear some more pasture.
Jeff and his family also enjoy several different kinds of hunting on their farm – rabbit, squirrel and deer can often be found in the Roussell freezer and on the table. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys cruising country back roads on his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Town and Country Advice: “Go until you get it done,” Jeff said. “Sometimes there are sacrifices you have to make in your personal life so you can do this, but it’s worth it.”  


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