My dad raised eight kids on the farm, and his parents were farmers. Now I farm with my son, Anthony. Anthony is my partner on the farm. Additional help comes from the rest of our family: Amanda, Emily, Elizabeth, our son Jonathan and my wife Joan. I started crop farming soon after in 1999, then raising hogs for Niman Ranch with my son, Anthony, in 2012. He had been raising hogs for them since 2009, so I picked up the model when we started farming together.