THE DOWSON FAMILY FARM
My four daughters, along with their husbands and I operate a family farm together. In today's markets it takes more acres per family to make a living. Therefore, all of our management decisions have to be thought through very thoroughly. Each of my son-in-laws bring a different strength to the table, and by putting them all together it makes for a very strong team. We all realize that farming is becoming more and more of an agribusiness, and to stay in business you must be competitive in the market. Farming several thousand acres per family allows us to buy in larger volumes, which gives us an advantage of lower input costs.