Smokey Barn News
Thursday September 18, 2014
Cross Plains, Robertson County, Tenn.
Could Neyland Smith Be the Youngest Tobacco Farmer In Robertson County?
Meet 4 year old Neyland Smith of Cross Plains, future Tobacco Farmer of Robertson County. Wait, did I say future Tobacco farmer? Neyland’s already farming Tobacco, in fact he has his own Tobacco Barn. Neyland is the son of Brandi and Troy Smith and they are very proud and honored that their son has taken such an interest in Tobacco Farming.
Neyland’s “Grandpa Bart” (also a Tobacco Farmer) introduced Neyland to Tobacco Farming and Neyland’s been in love with it ever since. Neyland’s Dad Troy is very excited to see his son’s interest in Tobacco Farming and has supported him in any way that he can. Troy built Neyland a fully operational Tobacco barn and even a scaffold wagon. (both pictured)
“I have never seen a child like him and the love for wanting to be a farmer!”, Neyland’s Mom Brandi tells Smokey.
Smokey Barn News is named after the Tobacco Farming industry that makes up a very large part of Tennessee’s history. Needless to say, we fell in love with Neyland the minute we heard about his young aspirations to be a Tobacco Farmer.
Ironically, this weekend, three of the foremost authorities on Tobacco history will come together to discuss some very interesting historical aspects of the Tobacco farming in Middle Tennessee. Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham of Kuttawa and author of On Bended Knees; Rick Gregory, Ph.D. of Adams; and William T. Turner of Hopkinsville are featured in tails of the Black Patch Tobacco Wars. The event kicks-off the first of the four-event Bell Witch Fall Festival in Adams. Click Here For More.
Smokey would like to thank Neyland and his family (especially Grandpa Bart) for sharing their love for farming with us. Family run farms have been providing products to the world for generations. It’s great to hear that Grandpa Bart was willing to share his love of Tobacco Farming to a future generation.