Our youth, our future: Logan McMillion

SHINNSTON, W.Va. (WDTV) - Logan McMillion is only 11 years old, but that doesn't stop him from helping out on his family's farm.

Logan on his dad's tractor, which he knows how to handle safely and properly.

"I cut hay, I can tend and rake the garden, and bale hay; I feed the cows," said Logan.

Logan has been helping his dad on their cattle farm since he was small and now, has many responsibilities.

"He started with riding the lawn mower, then started stacking hay with the tractor and before I knew it, he was doing just about everything, said his dad, Jason McMillion.

The sixth grader loves the farm animals and being able to spend time outdoors.

"You get out and you get to see nature," Logan said.

Logan's parents say that from working on the farm, Logan understands how important farmers are to society.

"There's no better place than outside. I know it's a lot of work, but they [kids] just need to get out and help anyone they can," his dad said.

"It [farming] is a part of life. I get to help agriculture," Logan added.

Logan and his father work side by side on the farm and share a special bond over their love of agriculture.

"I love doing this with my dad, it's really fun. You should get outside because the more you're outside, the more you learn," said Logan.

Not only does Logan work on the farm, he also mows lawns for several elderly people in his neighborhood.

"I mow grass for the elderly. I try to help them out and mow about a half acre or so," said Logan.

Besides his farm work, Logan has volunteered to help build some things at a church camp, with his dad's help. He also enjoys going to cattle auctions and his favorite subject is math.

Despite his young age, Logan loves to help out any way he can and enjoys being able to give back to his community saying, "We're the younger people so we should help out our elderly who can't do much anymore. It's just helpful to them for me to help out."

Logan hopes to follow in his father's footsteps by continuing to work in farming.