Henry and Donna are first generation farmers and have made their living exclusively off the farm for over 25 years. They started out raising tobacco, row crops and vegetables and gradually transitioned to livestock. Most of their acreage is devoted to pasture where they rotate their cattle.
Beef Cattle, Eggs
While they have downsized their herd in recent years to be able to manage as they get older, the Vines remain active in the beef industry, including with the Alamance County Farm Bureau. They also own and operate two chicken houses and produce organic eggs for a large integrator. Henry originally decided to get into the chicken business after designing and building an incubator to help his daughter with a science project at school. Just one of their chicken houses can produce over 3 million eggs in 15 months. The Vines enjoy having their grandchildren visit the farm and are especially proud of their grandson, Mason, who helps out every chance he gets.