May 20, 2013
Glenn Heard is approaching the stage of a farmer’s career when his own dad retired. With 34 years behind him, he knows that one more crop will put him at 35 years – the time when his father retired.
April 08, 2013
Would an onion by any other name taste as sweet? Randall Morris doesn’t think so. Randall and his brother Howard run Morris Farms in Uvalda – a rural part of Southeast Georgia that’s in the heart of onion country.
March 25, 2013
At the end of the day, Jeff Pittman does the same job his father and grandfather did. He farms. But Pittman seems to spend more time thinking about the future of agriculture than its past. Pittman is the fourth generation of his family to work the same land, growing cotton and peanuts in Jackson County, Fla.
March 12, 2013
Dick Byne says he just loves the color blue – his eyes are blue, his clothes are blue, his food is blue. He’s joking, but his reason for choosing an improbable career in blueberries nearly 35 years ago isn’t much more complicated than that.
March 05, 2013
It didn’t occur to Mary Roberts that the photographer tagging along with her on her Montana farm might want to take a picture of her. She was a little shocked (and pleased) when she saw her own face in a now famous Chrysler ad that aired during Super Bowl XLVII.
February 18, 2013
February 05, 2013
Al Pearson learned a lot about selling crops from his uncle Willard and grandfather John. Faced with a truckload of unsold peaches, Willard drove to Tampa years ago only to find himself stuck with a sticky mess of ripening fruit that no one wanted to buy. Eventually he traded the peaches for a truckload of cabbage, but the Florida heat wasn’t too kind to that cabbage either.
January 21, 2013
The Eade farm in Marianna, Fla., is a family affair. Career dairyman Dale Eade owns and runs the farm with his wife, Cindy. Their two daughters work for the farm, along with one son-in-law.
January 14, 2013
“This is what I always wanted to do,” said Harris, who runs White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, some of the same land his great grandfather started to work in the 1860s.
January 07, 2013
“By far, calving season is my favorite time of year,” said Long, who represents 53 counties as the Farm Bureau vice president for South Georgia. After nearly 40 years as a cattleman, Gerald gets teased by his wife about his priorities.