Passing the Farm to the Next Generation
Farmers and ranchers have been passing the profession from one generation to the next for a long time.
On NCBA's Cattlemen to Cattlemen, Roger White with Black Rock Farms explains - is in the process of passing his operation on.
"My wife and I and my son and my grandchildren and daughter in law, we all farm together. My wife and I have been here for 40 years and we have what you call a cow calf operation. We have roughly 50, 60 head of brood cattle. My son helps me here if if anybody is a farmer and they know they need help sometimes. And so a few years ago, we got him started in to help and raise cattle. And he has some cattle that are his. We grow them together. But I felt like to try to get him involved with the, you know, let him have some time with it and also enjoy the fruits of his labors. Our goals is to probably grow a little bit bigger over time. It's hard to find extra land because, you know, there's other people trying to gather up the farms and enlarge their farms, too. So but we would like to enlarge our farm. I would like to see over time my son and my grandchildren take the farming operation and going with it, you know, at a later date."
He says it can be a challenge, but family farming and ranching is the most rewarding lifestyle there is.