Agriculture roots that run deep and keep growing—that’s the legacy that father-daughter duo, Ron Brooks and Zoey Nelson, are leaving for the next generation. The Brooks family has farmed the same land as their ancestors for over 160 years. Now on its sixth generation of ownership, the farm operates under the Protection of Agriculture Conservation Easements (PACE) Program, meaning that the land can’t be purchased for future development. It was a farm then and will be a farm forever. Zoey’s family has worked hard to find their niche and fuel the local community, operating an on-site store with her sister, Sydney, and selling their cheese and beef products to local stores, wineries and cheese factories, fueling their neighbors. Their story is a great example of how dairy families don’t just work to maximize their own legacy, but also to create a bigger and longer lasting impact in their communities.