For many South Dakota farmers, the farm has belonged to their family for generations.What does this mean?
- For these families, a farm isn’t just a place to live. It’s a family business.
- The land and water on a farm are precious assets.
- Because farmers expect to pass on their farms to their children and grandchildren, they care for the land and water.
- A farmer’s knowledge of the land is passed along to the children and grandchildren who inherit the farm.
- The knowledge base within the family’s farm business includes experience not only with crops, productivity and yield, but also with conservation and sustainability.
- The entire state benefits from the family’s contribution to our economy.
- The entire state benefits from the family’s commitment to conservation and sustainability.