Forever in the Family
Farming runs in the family for John and Betty Sue Yow, having both grown up on a farm within their own families and eventually taking over the family business as a married couple of 58 years. The 305 acres of land which they reside on now originally belonged to Betty Sue’s grandfather and has been in the family for over 230 years. Once a dairy farm, the Yows now raise grass-fed cattle and sell Angus beef at local farmers markets during the week. With John’s deteriorating health, they have had to rely more on their two sons to maintain the farm. “This is a family farm. We hope that somebody will continue to farm it,” says Betty Sue.