At this point, Sapna oversees the finances with Dhirendra, occasionally milks, and manages the household. Lisa Mohanty, 21, has just received her bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from OUAT. During the holidays, Lisa works full-time on the farm with the milking. She is considering farming as an occupation, but would like to continue her work in value-added food production. Arman Mohanty, 16, is in high school and works with his father part-time during the school year, and full-time during the holidays. He is not interested in the dairy or in any type of farming and would rather study medical science, or engineering.
Trisha Mohanty, 12, is a middle school student who really enjoys the farm. She takes care of the calves after school, and has just begun to show an interest in helping with the crops, although she is too young to do farming.
The Mohantys are considering an alternative farm enterprise because they need additional income to send their younger children to college and to save for retirement. Dhirendra and Sapna feel strongly that they would like Lisa or Trisha to take over the farm. Lisa currently has no plans for marriage. The...