“It’s the ultimate compliment to have your child take over the family farm,” says Warren Harper, of Harper Farms in Junction City, Ore., the heart of the Willamette Valley.

Our farms and ranches throughout the West are going to see a huge generational shift in the coming decade. U.S. farmland is overwhelmingly concentrated in the hands of older farmers — nearly t…

“It’s the ultimate compliment to have your child take over the family farm,” says Warren Harper, of Harper Farms in Junction City, Ore., the heart of the Willamette Valley. Bryan Harper has do…