Berry Household Farms is Nurturing Knowledge for Future Generations — The Grime

Advocacy 

M: Berry Household Farms goals to show that farming is each “cool” and important throughout generations. How does your loved ones’s legacy of sustaining generational farming and constructing wealth affect your mission to embody the importance and “coolness” of farming and ranching? 

Cedric: Our goal was to form of let our technology and the generations coming behind us see that in case you do it in a wise method, it’s not as a lot laborious work because it was once and it’s truly enjoyable.

Taking a look at when my dad and his siblings had been rising up…after they [worked the farm], it was form of like chores…they had to do it, and all people needed to get away from it as a result of it was laborious work.

However Georgia which, for one, is an agricultural state, and that’s [the industry] the place lots of the cash is pumped into — with this, I suppose you would say, newfound development or motion [to return to landstewardship], the cash is there, the assistance is there. So, in case you have a look at it from a distinct perspective, akin to, “Okay, all people needs to be a enterprise proprietor or entrepreneur, and farming isn’t any completely different, I’m a enterprise proprietor filling a necessity and assembly a requirement,” you would flip [farming] right into a enterprise and model it on the similar time. It’s form of extra thrilling than considering of it as only a chore.

I’m hoping that in the future our youngsters get a bit of extra concerned. My grandfather (Curtis Berry) began together with his father, after which, after all, with my dad (Aubrey Berry) and all of his siblings rising up, they form of needed to work issues. My grandfather received to the place he didn’t [have to] do as a lot anymore. He all the time did one thing, however he didn’t do as a lot, and my grandmother all the time mentioned she needed to see one thing performed [with keeping the farm going]. Then my uncle (Lamar) received again into [daily farm work] round 2008, after which my dad joined in with him a few years later, and we all the time helped. We noticed the chance, like, “Hey, that is what our household does,” so [my cousin] Tony and I received collectively and jumped in, too!