Heartland Farmers - Holman Family

Heartland Farmers - Holman Family

OBION COUNTY, TN (KFVS) - They've been in the same place for 150 years and the Holman family says they don't plan on changing that anytime soon.

It's a life, job and calling that they plan on keeping in the family.

They stay busy even when they aren't harvesting or planting. There's always something to do.

Penny Holman says she grew up in a military family that moved from place to place. That all changed when she married a farm boy.

"Just being here permanent is nice," Penny said.

And the word 'permanent' describes the man she married.

The farm has been in the Holman name for 150 plus years.

Mike Holman is the latest to be in charge, starting as a young boy helping out his dad.

"All I did ever was farm and worked for my dad when I was little," said Mike. "In fifth grade, I was on the tractor."

Years went by and Holman had a boy of his own…and he was destined to be a farmer right?

"You can't talk someone into farming and I really wanted my son to farm," Mike said. "I kind of left it up to him."

"There's always other things that you like to consider but considering its heritage and what you like to do you might as well just stick with it," said Rob.

With the Rob on board, the Holman's now have two people calling the shots.

"You know father and son teams, they lock horns every now and then. It's going to happen. But at the end of the day, we walk away laughing," Mike said.

"I like to think I'm always right but of course he thinks he is," Rob said.

And the real boss of this family says there is an underlying theme to being together.

"And I think just being together as a family helps when you are raising your children for your morals and values," Penny said.

The Holman family says they owe a lot of their success to being farmers in the Heartland especially in Obion County, a place that Holman says is the number is corn producing county in Tennessee.

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