It’s an Osborne thing

For Joey Osborne, becoming a farmer means embracing a family legacy.

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Joey Osborne only strays far from the land his family has lived on for a century when he drives a semi-truck for the family trucking company. But ever since his dad had a heart attack 12 years ago, he mostly helps run the farm.

"When you been born and raised somewhere, it's home to you," Joey says.

He, his uncle, Ricky, and his dad, David, spend their time fixing trucks and, in October, when the soybeans are up to his hip, harvesting. He's followed in their footsteps all his life. When he was young, he'd wander the farm, always wanting to be where everyone was working.

As he got older, he couldn't stand being in school, only wanting to get out on the farm.

"Hell, I guess it's kind of an Osborne thing," Ricky says. "It's in the blood: You gotta be out there hands on."

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