Brothers Stewart and William Yeaton farm land that has been in their family for well over a century, dividing the areas of responsibility between them with just a bit of part-time help. Yes, the work is hard but the fifth-generation farmers are all in. “I love working for myself. I get to work with my family, the commute is great, and I’m outdoors all the time,” says Stewart. “The nicest thing about being a dairy farmer is the variety.”
The Yeatons are also very involved in their community. A member of the Epsom Fire Department for more than 35 years, and chief of the department for more than 20 of those, Stewart is always ready to answer the call. He has completed extensive firefighting and emergency medical training for the town, and manages five full-time employees and about 20 volunteers in the department. William, for his part, has served on the school board for many years, handling issues of every kind to ensure the best education opportunities for his young neighbors.