Joel Winder, 33, nephew of Ron Allen, milks cows in the afternoon at the Allen Family Farm in Smock. “Back when I was younger, you could make a living off of 30 cows. Now the family farm has had to get larger and more efficient. The profit isn’t real great in farming, it’s a labor of love,” said Ron Allen.
Tenlee Allen, 2, granddaughter of Ron Allen helps out on the Allen Family Farm in Smock. "If you have a office job, or work in the mines, or factories, you can't have your grandchildren with you at work- I think that's the best part of the job," says Ron Allen.
Carter Allen, 6, asks his grandfather Ron Allen if he can come bail hay with him on the tractor later- "It's really something to watch your children and grandchildren grow up in this environment- it teaches them responsibilty and discipline."
Adriana Angelo, granddaughter of Ron Allen, struggles to pull her show cow up a hill on her grandfather’s farm in Smock. Angelo and Ron’s other grandchildren show their cows at the Fayette County Fair.