WV Farm Bureau Magazine November 2014 - Page 20

and smaller as each child received a share. The average farm size in the west today is about 100 acres. After the wall came down, many folks from West Germany moved to the east to buy cheap land and establish their own farms. As a fifth generation farmer whose family owns and farms land in Randolph County that has been passed down since the Civil War, it was very humbling to me to hear the stories of people picking a farm up from the ruins and trying to start something new. I will forever remember a comment made in a meeting we had with two staff of a local farm association in East