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Farming & Family

Opportunity Seized

After emigrating from Germany, two brothers seized the moment and put in the hours, building a successful contract-farming business from scratch.

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Massey Ferguson Tractors: Father-In-Law Knows Best

This couple got some wise direction on what tractor brand would offer the best value and dependability for their farm.

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Masseys And Maples

Colorful barn quilts tell farm families’ stories.

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A Family Affair

The Blanchard family sticks together to thrive in an up-and-down industry.

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Houdini Acts

One couple escaped to the country, along with a lovable—if troublesome—herd of “mini-mules.”

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First-Generation Dream

How a kid from suburban Virginia grew up to be the Southeastern Farmer of the Year.

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A Spirited Adventure

New to farming, this couple work the land with a sense of pride and a sense of humor, and, in the process, make a new life for their young family.

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From The Ashes

How a farm family not only survived one terrible night, but has used the experience to fuel their own drive to recover.

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Sonia and Jimmy Smithers stand smiling with their horse, Patch.

The Sky Is The Limit

Horses and hay are simply heaven for Jimmy and Sonia Smithers.

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At Home On His Farm

He grew it into one of Quebec’s largest farm operations. Still, Laurent Bousquet continues to look for new opportunities provided by the markets, his own ingenuity, even the weather.

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