Rocky Hollow Farms
Yancey County (10 acres in production)
Broccoli, cabbage, corn, kale
Adam has been growing with TRACTOR since 2014. He grew up on a farm and is the middle child of three. Adam is the only child in the family to stay home and farm. He says, “We got our fill of it as kids. When I grew up we had no tv, we worked horses, raised primitively. We worked extremely hard.”
Adam married his high school sweetheart, April, they have one son, Levi. They, along with Adam’s farming partner, Harold Davis, currently grow approximately ten acres of mixed vegetables. For the past eight years he has helped other small farmers in the area in his role as Agricultural Technician for NC Cooperative Extension.
“I am extremely passionate about farming, I love it. It is the most important job on this planet. You would not be here without it, plain and simple.”
Adam bought the farm he grew up on from his father. He tried to quit farming at one point, but could not, so he is still farming as well as working as an extension agent and says he is the luckiest man alive to do what he does. “I get to help other farmers. And what makes me happy is when I help a farmer and they succeed. That’s all I want to see.” As an extension technician Adam works with farmers to help them from planning all the way through to the market, including production, techniques, etc. He truly cares about his home and farmers saying, “My goal is that when I am done and retired, that there is more agriculture in this county than when I started. That is my career goal.”