In this issue of our Leader Magazine, titled Generations of Success, we feature families who have been customers and farmed for many years, watching each new generation on the farm transform the operation for the future. We also announce the winners of the 2019 calendar photo contest and celebrate the new Mount Joy building.
From Gap, Pennsylvania, we feature the Stoltzfus family, who has worked together to build a Holstein herd. Amos' son Duane has taken over management of the farm and enjoys working with his father and making breeding decisions. [Page 4]
Thomas and Son Farms, located in Boonsboro, Maryland and operated by the Thomas family, proves that there are many different opportunities to keep a family farm up and running. Cattle still feeds the interest of one generation, while another takes on the role of managing their excavating operation. [Page 6]
Paul and Nancy Bounds, grain farmers in Berlin, Maryland, are pleased that son Coard is taking over Newark Grain in an orderly transition. The Bounds family has been on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for 14 generations. [Page 8]
Lastly, from Mount Airy, Maryland, we feature the Rhoderick family, who are happy to raise their children on the dairy farm where they grew up. The farm has been operating as a dairy from the start more than 80 years ago and still has 20 milking cows, along with 60 head of full registered Holstein. [Page 10]
After these stories, you'll find the 2019 Calendar Contest winners, scholarship information, and a new office spotlight piece.