For the Carpenter brothers, deciding to come home to the family farm came naturally. A commitment to each member of the family finding their role in the operation made it possible. 

Before their years of higher education, Daniel, Mark and Michael Carpenter could each be found working and learning on the family farm. These brothers said their interest and participation in the farming operation started at a young age. 

“Dad put a lot of trust in us,” Mark said. “Daniel and I were mowing hay by the age of 8 and 10. Dad would have us in the field mowing hay all day. There was a lot of responsibility on us.”

Now, almost twenty years later, the Carpenter brothers can be found in those same fields with some added responsibilities. The fourth generation to farm in their family, each brother decided to come back home to the family farm.


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Brandelyn Martin
Brandelyn Martin

Communications and Public Relations Intern

Missouri Soybean Association and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council

Brandelyn Martin is the communications and public relations intern for the Missouri Soybean Association and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council.