Ray Turner, a Bedford County dairy farmer, has seen huge changes in agriculture in his 88 years of life. As a teenager, he plowed fields with a horse-drawn, single blade plow. Now, he uses a computer-controlled system to feed Holstein calves.
“I was born in that house,” he said, pointing to the large, white farmhouse where he still lives today. “My dad built that house. He came here in nineteen and twelve.”