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Now I realize a Sister Sledge song may not be the first thing you think of when you think of farming, but when it comes down to it most of us involved in farming and agriculture in general are family.  You see most farms in the United States are family farms… over 96%.  And I am proud to be from one of them.

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But being family owned is just one part of the puzzle.  Family farms come in all shapes and sizes.

They can be small, big, organic, conventional, multiple generations, beginning farmers, specialty crops, livestock only… the difference are many, but at the end of they day they are still family farmers whose top priority is raising food for their family and all of ours.  There isn’t anything more important on our family farm.

This May an amazing movie/documentary, Farmland, will be hitting select theatres across the United States.

My husband, The Farmer, and I were lucky enough to preview the movie last week and I was amazed.  It features 6 young farmers from across the country, once of which is a dear friend that is “living my dream” by being a family farmer.

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These 6 amazing farmers highlight very different aspects of agriculture and farming, but in the end they are all family farmers putting there all into what they do each and every day.   And it really hit home for me that it doesn’t matter if your big or small, it takes all of us involved in farming giving 110% at what we love to be successful family farmers and to help feed our families,communities, states, country, and the world.

Because in the end, We are family…

Heather from 3 kids and lots of pigs

I'm a sweet tea drinking, Disney World loving, church going, full-time working, soccer mom of 3 that is proud to be raising the 5th generation of future pig, corn, and soybean farmers.