Today was the the announcement of our 2014 Benton County Farm Family. It was exciting to see this young family receive this honor for their hard work and dedication to their row crop,beef , and agri-tourism farming operation and commitment to their church, 4-H and community.
Farming is a family affair. According to the USDA, 97 percent of U.S. farms are family owned and operated, often by multiple generations of the family. Although the look of the family farm and the technologies have changed, the same values of caring for the land and animals still exist.
For me, today was not only recognizing and celebrating this great farm family's accomplishments, but also acknowledging the generational impact made by our agriculture and farming community.
Congratulations to Cody,Carrie and their children Garrett,Emily and Ty!