If you leave the familiar coastline behind and travel inland, you’ll find yourself in a different Maine: the Maine of fields, farms, work and dirt. It’s a place that most tourists never see—it is, as the locals say, the real Maine. Josh Osborne was raised here on his family’s third-generation dairy farm in Farmington, where he worked with his mother, father and two sisters. Pulled out of school in the sixth grade, Josh’s world narrowed until all he knew was the dairy farm. Josh, who knew he faced a life of hard labor, accepted it because he knew he had found his life’s purpose. As an uncle once said, “Once your ass hits the tractor seat, those days are just as long as a full-grown man's.” Josh worked on the farm seven days a week for a dozen years, on the premise that the farm would someday be his.