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We are a Centennial Farm. My father and I raise red and black angus cattle. He and I do the hay cutting, baling, and hauling with some outside help, however we do most of it ourselves. He is 84 years old and I have retired from teaching after 30 years. We also have a variety of pecans trees on the farm. The farm is a source of pride for my father since he cleared most of the land himself with dynamic in the early 1950's. He was told he would never making a farm out of that poor quality dirt, but he proved them wrong. He was award Man of the Year for the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation in the 1960's due to his work in building terrace channels and water drains to improve the quality of the land. We were a diversified farm over the years. Daddy start out row cropping with corn and tobacco. He later grew peanuts instead of tobacco. He then move to raising hogs for twenty years. We had a 200 sow operation from farrow to finish making us one of the largerst hog producers in the county. At that time swine production was one of Georgia's top industries with Grady County being one of the largest producers. We ground all our feed and had augers through out the barns for easy of feeding. After selling out of the hog business, he begin to improve his cow herd which brings us to where I started.
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