Maine boy turns farming passion into growing business
Brayden Nadeau, 12, has turned his passion for farming into a business. The Maine boy grows, raises and cares for animals that he eventually sells.
While Brayden might not be able to drive a car for four more years, he always knew he wanted to be behind the wheel of a tractor. Two years ago, he started his first farm stand.
Grandfather Dan Herrick has always had a farm at his home, but never more than a way to feed his family. Now Brayden essentially runs the family farm himself and has grown it even in the last few years, opening a farm stand for the community.
He starts his vegetables from seed, and raises livestock — turkeys and chickens for meat and eggs — and pigs for both meat and breeding.
Brayden works 12 hours a day, 7 days a week in the summer.
He’s outgrown the original farm stand he and his grandpa made two years ago and made enough money to buy a new one!
He also has invested in tools for the farm, and learned how to fix things if and when they break.
He says he thinks he’s learning a lot more out in the fields than he would be sitting in front of a TV.
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