"Travel again. Carve out time with your loved ones. Go see a corner of America you have yet to visit. Adventure awaits … and the work is still here when you come home."
Township weed officers once sought out dangerous weeds. Some now noxious weeds were imported on purpose. Hemp has gone through cycles of use. Where ag will go, Mychal Wilmes says, is hard to guess.
The past two years, as the number of coyotes in our neighborhood has decreased, there has been a commensurate increase in the rabbits.
Some of Mychal Wilmes' earliest memories involve wash days and his mother's homemade soap -- remnants of their ancestors' more communal lives in Germany.
In all counties in all corners of the U.S., urban and rural, we need a strong agriculture presence. The 4-H program and livestock remain a cornerstone for county fairs to flourish.
"Gardening on a small scale or growing thousands of acres of corn, soybeans and wheat teaches patience. It also teaches faith that God will provide rain when its dry and sunshine to push both crops and humankind toward maturity."
"Many people may want their children to come back home, but to me it would be hard to suggest changing any plan until a child invests both their time and money for a period of time to determine if they are serious. To me that often sounds like someone wanting to take from the farm not add to it."