FARMERS: G. Washington's Successor

Hunter Roy Greenlaw farms 385 acres of George Washington's boyhood home on the banks of the Rappahannock River near Falmouth, Va. When Hunter took over the farm after his father's death nearly five years ago, it didn't amount to much. A gangling stalk of a lad, Hunter stayed in high school and managed the farm on the principles he learned there.

He used plenty of fertilizer, rotated his corn, beans, grass crops, grew seed corn under-contract for a wholesale firm, bought a $1,075 tractor on the installment plan to help his two mules and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!