One family farm being recognized as a Century Farm at the State Fair in August belongs to Jim and Ginny Joyce. Their Marquette County farm started off as a dairy farm when it was first acquired and stayed that way for quite some time, but Jim has memories of raising and butchering chickens throughout his childhood with his 9 siblings. He explains that hard work was a core value for his family, and he shares how he once worked for an uncle all summer to earn $3 to spend at the county fair. It was hard for Jim's parents to move off the farm, but Jim and Ginny now care for the farm and hope to pass it on to their 4 daughters and 8 grandchildren someday.
The picture that Jim and Ginny shared features Jim's grandparents, Leo and Ella Joyce, enjoying a Sunday dinner as a family.