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Young and beginning farmers around the country grow a lot of crops, none more important than the next generation on the farm. Check out a few photos of the greatest crop on the farm from members of Farmersforthefuture.com (FFF). Want to add your own shots to the mix? Join the group today!
Kimberlee Bell shares this picture of a couple of tractor drivers-in-training.
Member Andrew Akin gives a driving lesson to his young son in this shot.
But, for this young guy, farming can be tough work. Good thing there's a nice spot to lay down to catch up on his rest.
Here's "Sawyer and Daisy" on FFF member Kari Hollman's Minnesota farm.
Young Sawyer's not just a cattle guy, though.
FFF member Nick Zumbragel's son Ryan is earning his keep here.
Lawrence Quimby's niece finds an uncommonly comfortable spot for a quick nap in the cattle barn.
FFF member Kaitlynn Bewley shares this picture of "Kase on the Case."
FFF member tim shared this picture of another young tractor enthusiast.
Charles Peak says Minnie, in this photo, loves to ride her calf, Val. "More than her pony, Lilly," he says.
FFF member Matt Duncan's daughter Kylee can't wait to see her dad after a long day in the field. "As I pull in with the combine, she comes busting outside," he says.
Clinton Dean Lundell's brother Steven lends a hand moving bales on the family's Hilmar, California, farm.
Brandon Gutzmann gets a helping hand in the combine cab.
Kari Hollman questions whether this qualifies as help. "We encourage throwing small children into the silage," she jokes.
Here, FFF member Shannon Klein gets some help baling hay from his twin sons.
These young farmers wonder "How wet we can get" on Richard Schmunk's Eaton, Colorado, farm.
See how the youngest members of farm families chip in!