Successful South Carolina Farm Family Carries Diverse Workload
May 8, 2012
Farmers not only take on many leadership roles in their community, but also on the state and national level. With less then two percent of the population involved in production of agriculture, being a leader is vital with the various responsibilities of the American farmer and rancher.
Thad and Jennifer Wimberly of Branchville, S.C. are young farmers, who are strong community leaders with a tenacious passion for agriculture.
The Wimberlys are active in their church where Thad and Jennifer are youth leaders and Thad serves as a Deacon and assistant music director. The sixth generation farmers are also active on the state level with the South Carolina Farm Bureau, and Jennifer also being affiliated with the Common Ground project.
The Wimberly's are big NASCAR fans and were in attendance last year when Regan Smith and Furniture Row Racing claimed their first Sprint Cup victory, winning the prestigious Southern 500 at the daunting Darlington Raceway.
Yes, the Wimberlys wear many hats. They are not only community leaders and successful farmers, the couple also has jobs outside of farming, including a trucking company plus Jennifer spending time as a pharmacist consultant. The Wimberlys heavy workload also includes raising two sons – Harrison and Benjamin.
Since Jennifer and Thad have been home from college they have increased the acreage on their farm. The crops they grow include soybeans, corn, cotton, peanuts, wheat and hay. They also have about 100 head of registered black angus cattle.