From generation to generation, the farming tradition is growing. The Grams family in Upland has a long history of farming; going back almost five generations.
"I farmed with my dad and brothers until 1988 when we split everything up. My father was a big influence. He got me into farming, and I am thankful to him every day. I sure enjoy doing it," said Joel Grams, farmer.
It is that same father-to-son relationship that you will find between Joel and Zach Grams while raising corn and soybeans on their farm.
"I think it is neat for my dad to see me be a part of it, and I think it is neat for my grandfather to see his son be a part of it," shared Zach Grams, farmer.
It isn't just a man's job as you will also find another helping hand on their farm; the hand that keeps the two guys in line.
"I have my wife at home. She helps when we need her, and she is always supporting me, and listening to me. Sometimes, it is all I need. She's always there to help," said Joel.
Joel started teaching Zach the fundamentals at a young age with hopes to get that fifth generation to stick around.
"As a little boy, I always loved coming to work with my dad, and I just kept going and never quit. Now, I am down here every day," shared Zach.
"With Zach around, I have someone to help, and someone to pass it on to someday," stated Joel.
With the generator after generation pattern, they hope it will lead to better results for the community they serve.
"I think it's pride and doing a good job of the land so I can pass it on to the next generation. Knowing that we are helping feed the world is something to be proud of," shared Joel.