Hometown: Conover, N.C.
Size of Operation: 1,000 acres
Years in Business: 6
Years Working with Farm Credit: 6
While most people understand that farming is a difficult lifestyle choice, starting a farming operation from the ground up can prove to be even more difficult. Russell Hedrick was always interested in farming, but before he tackled that job, he originally started his career as a full-time firefighter in Catawba County.