Fields of Dreams: Young Farmers in Rockbridge


By Ellen Kanzinger, Faith E. Pinho and Maria Rachal


For Logan and Luke Grant, farming is more than a job or a hobby. It’s in their blood.

From the time they could walk, the brothers tagged along when their father fed the calves. When they were older, they helped him cut hay. They were operating tractors long before they were old enough to get a driver’s license.

Luke Grant, 20, and his brother, Logan, 23, each dreams about buying his own land and farming full time. But they are taking different paths as they navigate obstacles that deter young people like them from becoming farmers.

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