Young Louisiana ranchers aim to pass down their love for farming with a lasting impact

Robert and Rachel Duncan embody the spirit of a young farm family. Together they grow soybeans and flowers and raise cattle. Stewardship is also important for the Duncan Family.

Robert and Rachel Duncan embody the spirit of a young farm family. Together they grow soybeans and flowers and raise cattle. Stewardship is also important for the Duncan Family.

“We are taking care of this land for our next generation,” Rache said. “It’s a very prideful thing. The generation before us kept it intact, so we’re trying to keep it intact for those to come.”

Although farming sometimes has stressful days, the Duncans hope raising their daughters on the farm will have a lasting impact on their family.

“When you think of sustainability you should be able to think about doing this again next year, and the next year, and the next year whether it be—you know, and I’m not necessarily talking about money—but talking about the land,” Robert said.

The young couple from Boyce, Louisiana, is being recognized for their dedication to the agriculture industry as one of the three finalists nominated for the Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award.

The 2023 Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award winner will be announced at the Louisiana Farm Bureau Annual Convention later this month.

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