Farmers are constantly examining ways to ensure their farm can continue as a family business. In order to attract the younger generation, the farm must be able to offer common quality of life standards, such as time off and benefits. When a grown child decides to enter the family business, the farm needs to then generate more money in order to support the new member of the business. To accommodate these additions to the business structure, farms tend to increase in size. While the average size dairy farm in New York is only 113 cows, the number of farms larger than 500 cows is steadily increasing partly because they can more easily accommodate multiple family members, while remaining competitive and viable.