Children Return to Farm while Father Leaves for LDS Mission

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This article was originally published in Capital Press by John O’Connell. Below is an excerpt.

The past few months have been a crash course in agriculture for 26-year-old Rebecca Loveland.

Her father, Kevin, considered it a privilege he couldn’t refuse when he received an unexpected calling in October to serve The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a mission president.

Rebecca was fresh out of graduate school, having earned a master’s degree  in public administration from Brigham Young University, and had just started a job running business internships with Utah Valley University in Provo. But she’s left that job to manage the family’s 5,000-acre grain and fresh potato farm, while her father spends the next three years training 200 LDS missionaries in Bentonville, Ark.

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Bridget is a newsroom writer at She graduated in April 2015 from Brigham Young University in communications with an emphasis of public relations. She served a Spanish speaking LDS mission in McAllen, Texas. She is a skilled pianist and an expert baker of chocolate chip cookies.