Hey all. My grandma asked me if I would like to rent her quarter from her... but its about 25 miles from our farm. I would love to get it, as it would get my feet in the door and help some of the older farmers from back home recognize me as a fellow producer. The timing would be right too, I'll be graduating from SD State with an AST major this coming spring. My question: is it worth the road time or would I be better off hoping/praying/waiting something comes up closer to home? Thanks for your time and thoughts
I live in northern SD and we have a field of alfalfa that is about 20 miles from home and also our farm/ pasture leases of almost 6000 acres are from 10 miles to about 17 miles from home. For where I live its just how things are and we've had to work our operation around it. This is in addition to the 6 quarters that make up the farmstead area. And it works. I would take your grandmothers land and be proud to be one of the family still using it. Our farm is a third generation farm and was homesteaded by my husbands grandmother who was a widow with 5 children. I say go for it and never surrender.