Eaves family exemplifies future of farming

Ric Eaves, left, with daughter Rachel, 22 months, was named a National Outstanding Young Farmer by the United States Junior Chamber at an awards congress in San Antonio, Texas. With him on his family's dairy farm is his wife, Tammy, with daughter, Rayann, 4, and son, Ryan, 9.

As Ric Eaves accepted his award in San Antonio, Texas, he knew he achieved his family's lifelong dream. He was named one of four national outstanding young farmers by the United States Junior Chamber at an awards ceremony Feb. 14.

"Ric was proud to follow in his dad's footsteps," said his wife, Tammy. Mr. Eaves, his parents, Glenn and Jean, and his brother, Glenn Jr., operate Oak Bluff Farms in Woodsboro. Glenn Eaves was named the Maryland Outstanding Young Farmer in 1970.

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