R Family Farms

R Family Farms


Really, what “R Family Farms” is, is almost
a start-up. (Music) So starting a farm today is definitely more difficult than it used to be. One of the biggest challenges for youth, you
know our age coming back, is capital requirements. Folks used to come back to the farm, the parents
would just be like “Oh, here. Have it!” Nowadays, those parents are still farming. Hey, we got a find a way to branch out on
our own, and really find something that can support us that we can devote our energy and
time to. We had this dream and if you’re going to have
a dream to have a farm, you just need to go out and do it. For us to be this small, we have to have a
niche. Our niche outside of actually raising our
pigs outside is the fact that we also raise a special type of breed of pig that are known
as Berkshire pigs. They are a Heritage breed. They are one of the few breeds of pigs that
marble. It will actually have a more pink color
to it. Having Emily here on the farm full-time is
what keeps this thing going around. Kaden sacrifices a lot by having to work in
town. It makes us also have to work harder to communicate,
but I think we’re really good at that. I think that we do make a good team and often
times we do most of the pig stuff together because we’re just always better as a team. I wouldn’t call myself a “farm wife.” I am a farmer. To be a farmer is just, it’s passion and it’s
heart and it’s a love for the land and the animals. You know, not everybody opens up their doors
and says, “Hey, public! C’mon in!” But that’s one of the things we feel strongly
about and it might be because we’re young, we’re millennials, but there’s too many people
out there telling the story and not getting it quite right. You just have a passion, you know, it’s a
burning feeling to take care of all of these other creatures that are here on Earth. (Music)

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