Dr. Val FarmerDr.Val
Rural Mental Health & Family Relationships

1. Purpose of Family Farming

The purpose of family farming is explored in a collection of articles that delve into various aspects of this topic. The articles highlight the significance of different factors in family farming, such as partnerships in farm and ranch marriages, the collaborative nature of farming, the connection to nature, the role of women in farming, and the importance of passing on the farm to future generations.

The articles also address tough questions and honest assessments that need to be made when considering farming as a family endeavor. They discuss the influence of economics and the father-son relationship in the decision to pursue farming. Furthermore, they explore the deep bond between farmers and their land, the legacy they aim to leave behind, and the overall impact of family farming on individuals and communities.