Cherokee County Farm Handed Down Through Generations
Friday, August 19th, 2011
Clay Cagle has begun breaking in his John Deere boots at only 19 months old because he has some big shoes to fill as the fifth generation expected to plow the fields of the family's farm.
In 1936, Estelle and her husband, Clayton Cagle, for whom the newest Cagle is named, purchased the farm and began harvesting cotton and seasonal vegetables, as well as raising hens for eggs.
Just shy of 20 years later, the next generation of Cagles, Albert and Charles, took over the family business.
They, however, had a dream of bringing the farm back to its roots as a working dairy farm, which it was between 1923 and 1935.
After erecting a milking barn and installing electric mixing machines, Cagle Brothers Dairy was born.
As metro Atlanta's population grew, however, the family was finding it difficult to meet surrounding demands and property costs hindered the farm's ability to expand.
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