Georgia grower learned lessons through tough times

Haire, Brad
May 2013
Southeast Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/23/2013, p2
The article features American cattle grower Waylan Hitchcock who learned lessons from farming through tough circumstances. Hitchcock credits his grandfather H.I. Elton for teaching him how to judge cattle, the accurate land boundaries in the county and how to tell good dirt from bad. He talks about his children whom he know could farm and make good decisions.


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