If all goes well, Philipp will be the tenth farmer in his family to run the ancestral farm that has been providing a living for the family since 1725. Philipp lives with his girlfriend in a small house on the farm. He is ready to take his, and the farm’s future into his own hands. But his father, Konrad, is reluctant to give him more responsibility. He himself had to fight his own father for control over the farm more than thirty years ago.

Since then, times have gotten tougher. In fact, the smallholding has been operating at a loss for years, something Konrad tries to ignore. That is why Philipp wants to try something new. He wants to buy new machines, rationalize work processes and perhaps even switch to organic farming. But where will he get the money for his plans when everyday is about just the fight for survival?

Every morning at half past five, Philipp gets up and heads for the steel mill, where he earns a much-needed additional income. His father meanwhile also delivers newspapers before going to the stable to milk the cows. And then there is the new EU guideline that requires them to make an expensive investment in the pig sty. This Swabian farm where personal matters and business are inseparable and which is actually quite diversified, has been swept up in globalization. The drop in meat and milk prices has also made their financial problems worse. Still, the 30-year-old young farmer ignores the motto of agricultural school “grow or perish”; and despite all statistics, he tirelessly makes plans for his future as a farmer on his own land.

“The farm definitely has potential for optimizing and moving upwards,” Philipp tells the banker. But the bank insists on a sustainable plan. His girlfriend is more interested in art than tractors, and his parents are worried about losing their already meagre possessions to radical changes. Armed with enthusiasm, Philipp tries to win over his father Konrad for his alternative ideas, but Konrad is just as stubborn as his industrious son.
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