Many farmers know they’re destined for the farming life from a young age, but Chris Lewis put his money on the line earlier than most. The fifth-generation farmer grew up working on his parents’ farm, and later his uncle’s. “I started buying my own cows when I was just eight or nine years old,” Chris says. “I knew I was going to be a farmer.”
By high school, Chris had nine cows, which he milked every day before and after school. After graduation, he tried college for a semester, but quickly decided his money would be put to better use acquiring a farm rather than a diploma. He returned home to Berwick, and continued to work for his uncle while searching for property of his own. “I got lucky and found the perfect spot,” says Chris.