Who will take over the farm?

Who will take over the farm?

Challenges mount for those who inherit a business and young entrepreneurs
Dustin Stein, 30, manages Stubborn Farm and Burk Beef in the Mancos Valley, where a substantial group of young producers have found a home. Stein is optimistic the valley will be rooted in agriculture for years to come.
Jay Daves, left, an incoming high school senior, and is starting his fourth summer farming. This year, he is leasing 488 acres of his own. Destry Daves, with his 2-year-old son, Cooper, is the fourth-generation farmer on the Pleasant View-area farm. His sons would be the fifth generation.
Dustin Stein, ranch manager for Stubborn Farms and Burk Beef, teamed up with Patricia and Jack Burk who wanted their land to remain in agriculture.

Who will take over the farm?

Dustin Stein, 30, manages Stubborn Farm and Burk Beef in the Mancos Valley, where a substantial group of young producers have found a home. Stein is optimistic the valley will be rooted in agriculture for years to come.
Jay Daves, left, an incoming high school senior, and is starting his fourth summer farming. This year, he is leasing 488 acres of his own. Destry Daves, with his 2-year-old son, Cooper, is the fourth-generation farmer on the Pleasant View-area farm. His sons would be the fifth generation.
Dustin Stein, ranch manager for Stubborn Farms and Burk Beef, teamed up with Patricia and Jack Burk who wanted their land to remain in agriculture.
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