Family Farm Auction – Murray County MN

This is a scene that is played out across rural America again and again.  As farmers retire or die, there is no one to pass the family farm onto because the kids have all moved away to the city to make a living.

The farm is auctioned for the land.  The building site usually decays for a number of years, perhaps there is a good outbuilding that can be used for storage.  Eventually though, the trees are bulldozed the buildings torn down and the acreage is tilled as farmers are forced to grow or get out to make a living.