Boy, 10, Buys Antique Tractor With $2,800 Life Savings to Help Tend the 200-Acre Family Farm
A 10-year-old boy with ambitions to take over his family's 200-acre beef farm in Wisconsin has invested his life savings in a rare antique tractor to help his parents.
Hard-working Caleb Bergner is one of four siblings being raised on the Bergner Beef Family Farm in Pulaski, Wisconsin. Caleb attends a nearby Catholic school, but when he's not focused on school work, he's hurling 50-pound straw bales, feeding calves and cattle, and tending the land with his mom and dad. Mom Jill Bergner, 40, is a fourth-generation farmer.
"It's not too often that kids beg you for a tractor!" Jill told The Epoch Times. "Our neighbor ... was just a few days short of turning 93 years old, and he said it was time for him to downsize, so he put it for sale.
"We drove past it for two days, and Caleb and his younger brother kept begging me to stop in there and ask the guy how much he wanted, so we did. The only thing that my husband said was, 'They don't make these tractors anymore,' so that's when we knew we were going to get it."