A new year, a new generation

Every year, just as the last of the holiday cards are delivered to mailboxes, we meet with fellow shepherds to reflect on the last business year and look ahead to a new year.

The Michigan Sheep Breeders Association is an organization we’ve been involved with for many years. In a way, we’ve built our business alongside and because of these farmers. We’re truly grateful to come together each year to share ideas, hear from agricultural professionals and re-evaluate the goals of our farm.

This year it was especially exciting to have our youngest daughter attending the conference as a beginning farmer. Her interest in farming is a constant reminder to us that raising our children on our first-generation farm was – and continues to be – worth every tough day.

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One of the benefits to working hard every day is to see a young person have a spark of interest in agriculture.

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