The Multigenerational Farm
Most family farmers experience a passion and close connection to
their land that is hard for outsiders to understand. Why do many family
farmers continue to battle specialization and expansion and reject lucrative offers to
divide their farm into pieces of land?
One simple answer is that the land and the farm may have
belonged to their family for generations and they feel a responsibility to it,
as if the farm were a part of their family, too.
Knox County has many multigenerational farms, some even over one
hundred years old. The Blanchard family
farm of Howard, is a multigenerational farm and is unique because it is cooperatively
maintained by three brothers.
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