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I grew up on a corn and soybean farm in NE Kansas and was the only son in my family. My father was any only child so there was a lot of pressure on me to take on the family farm once I was old enough. I went to college and got an Ag Degree and eventually came back home to farm with my dad for two years.
Unfortuantely, working with my dad was quite frustrating and it was ultimately the primary reason I moved on from farming and now work in IT in Oregon. My dad owns all his land and equipment and has no debt. Its a perfect senario for someone my age to get into farm. It pains me that I'm not farming but I still can't deal with working with my dad. I miss the lifestyle but also enjoy my career in IT.
I'm curious how other young people have delt with this problem. It seems as though every time I try to work out the issues with me and my dad it just ends up in denial on his end. He's quickly reaching retirement age (although most farmers farm until they die) and keeps expanding the farm.
Lance from Corvallis
posted 2 years, 12 months ago
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