There’s hardly a place in the Alleghenies that’s quite as pretty as Franklin, West Virginia, and that’s especially true of the Heatwole’s farm, Pine Ridge. Embraced by undulating hills and winding roads sit two chicken houses where Bradley and Linette tend their flock. Bradley got his start in poultry farming as a part of the family business. Now a father himself, Bradley appreciates how easily poultry farming and raising a family can coexist, something SVO strives to achieve. The flexible hours and fair pay ensure that Bradley and Linette’s children are able to participate, learning the ins and outs of farming to carry the family farm into future generations. He loves being his own boss and states, “You get what you put into it.” Judging by all the hard work invested into the farm daily, he couldn’t be more right.

Lynda Bostrom