Nathan Ashcraft has a lot of memories on his family’s farm near Sugar City, Idaho. It’s where he grew up. And now, he’s raising his family, and diverse range of crops on the same place.
After getting a Ag Systems degree at Utah State, Nathan wasn’t sure he was ready to come home. But, l... Continue reading
On the family ranch in Fallon, Nevada, Colby Frey is continuing his family’s legacy in a unique way. The family has been in the region since 1854, ten years before Nevada was even a state.
In 1944, Colby’s grandfather bought the farm where Colby grew up. “Senator Robert Douglas owned it... Continue reading
Mike Compston is a Nevada rancher and lifelong learner. A lot has changed in Smith Valley over his lifetime, but he enjoys the opportunity each day brings to experience something new.
As a child, Mike took in the bustling ranch around him. He loved... Continue reading
Through windy roads, on top of a mountain in northern Alabama sits Allman Farms and Orchards. There, fifth generation farmer, Daniel Allman works with his family to grow tomatoes, peaches and other produce.
“I thought about other things when I got out of high school and this has kinda c... Continue reading
Jesse Hobbs jokes he should call his place in Alabama "Total Chaos" instead of Hobbs Farms. He’s the fifth generation to care for the land where he now raises seven different commodities and his four children. Between ball games, community meetings, and farm work, life is never boring. It isn’t a... Continue reading
Brothers Scott and Andy Robinson have been farming together in Williston, Florida for more than 25 years. Simply put, it’s what they’ve always wanted to do. They’ve see a lot of change, and faced their share of challenges, but they always find a way to make it work.
Growing up, they wor... Continue reading
Bob Hinton and his three brothers were raised in Dover, Florida, the sons of first generation farmers. In fact, they were each born in the small house that sits on the edge of a strawberry field.
Throughout their childhood, the boys worked hard in the fields with their mother, who... Continue reading
Lauren Neale grew up in Iowa, but didn’t have a background in agriculture or livestock. In fact, she didn’t fall in love with agriculture until a summer internship took her west to Montana.
At the time, she was studying journalism and anthropology at the University of Iowa. Her writing... Continue reading
Simply put, Lou Nave can’t imagine living anywhere other than on the family farm in Woodbury, Tennessee. It’s home. In fact, it’s all her family has known for generations. The year 2031 will mark the 200th year the farm has been in the family, making it the oldest in the county.
“My mot... Continue reading
David Reed has fond memories growing up in central Georgia, following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps. More than 50 years later, he still remembers his first farm work.
“My granddaddy had a big garden. He gave me a little old spot out here when I was about four or five y... Continue reading
For most farmers and ranchers across the country, the ground they tend to is special. It holds more than the plants and animals these men and women care for. The land holds memories, traditions, and their own sweat and tears.
Kelly Boyers has seen a lot of changes since his childhood growing up on the farm in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He’s been documenting them, and the weather, for decades in his daily dairy entries. And even though he has always wanted to farm, it hasn’t always been an easy way of li... Continue reading
When his grandfather was forced to retire after a stroke, Chris Sumpter was suddenly given the chance to farm. He was only 18 years old. As the fourth generation on the farm with a lot of success in both 4-H and FFA, Chris felt he was up to the challenge.
The Wildy family has a strong reputation as outstanding Arkansas farmers. In 2015, they were honored as the Arkansas Farm Family of the year. But their legacy goes back even further than that. “My granddad was the Arkansas Master Farmer back in 1920, I think it was.” David Wildy beams, pointing t... Continue reading
The family farm has been part of Derek Helms’ life for about as long as he can remember. As a kid, his grandmother would be waiting in her big Caprice Classic to shuttle him to the farm after school. “School was out by 3:00 and she'd have me here by 3:30 to start milking cows. I... Continue reading
On any given day, three generations of Lamberts can be found caring for their land and livestock near Brookfield, Missouri. Often, there’s even a fourth generation soaking it all in. “I grew up here. Dad actually started this farm.” Matt explains, sitting in the office of the home farm where he s... Continue reading
John Gambini grew up in East Texas, but spent his career traveling the country with his construction business. “I’ve built all over the United States, 29 of 50 states so far, but I'm pretty well at the end of my career.” John explains.
His daughter,... Continue reading
Growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Paula Sichler imagined she would live in the city for the rest of her life. That all changed when she met her husband, Chris.
“I didn’t have any interest in agriculture at all, but I started dating my husband and the rest is history.” Paula l... Continue reading
For almost 90 years, The National FFA Organization has been cultivating young agriculturalists across the country. For many young members, joining FFA is just the first step that launches them into a lifetime of involvement in agri... Continue reading
For as long as he can remember, Jay Hill has been excited about growing things. Today, he raises pecans, onions, chile, lettuce, carrots, cattle and more near Las Cruces, New Mexico.
His excitement for working outdoors began at an early age. “I remember being four, five, six years old l... Continue reading
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