Published on Wednesday, September 4, 2013
I’ll be the first to admit, and I’m sure my husband will agree, having patience isn’t one of my best attributes. It’s something, that over the years, I’ve had to cultivate. And even though I firmly believe I acquired this trait from my dad, he is also one of the most patient people I know.
Dad has managed to grow a farm in one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. With traffic and neighborhoods popping up like a field of corn, farming in Hamilton County has its challenges. I’ve come to the conclusion; it either takes patience or pure talent to travel from one side of the county to the other in a John Deere 9770 combine. I admire my dad and often times think of these situations to provide a little perspective on life.
Just like me, patience is something our next tour stop learned from his father. Because when you work with family, run a row crop operation, manage employees, and make time for your wife and children, patience is what keeps you grounded.
So if you will, please follow me to a small town in southern Indiana, known to many as the Dogwood Capital of Indiana.
Tour Stop #5 – Aaron Johnson, Orleans, IN
I’ll tell you what, Aaron Johnson of River View Farms in Orleans, IN is one busy man. Although he was hard to get a hold of, he had a pretty good excuse. He had recently added a new member to the family – a baby girl. And as if life wasn’t already busy with three little boys and a new baby, it was spring planting.
Author: Ashley Fischer
Categories: Why I Farm
Tags: Beck's Blog, agriculture, beck’s hybrids, farming, farmer, Indiana farming, Why I Farm, #whyifarm, farms, John Deere, Aaron Johnson, Orleans, Why I Farm Aaron Johnson
Marketing Communications Manager at Beck's.
9/6/2013 1:07 PM
This is definitely the Aaron I remember as a bright eyed 18yr old!
3/5/2014 12:44 PM
Enjoyed watching this, left goose bumps! Keep on doing what you do best...farming! We need people like you keeping the tradition.
Brandi "Frost" Wood
8/2/2014 8:21 AM
Definitely the Aaron I remember from FFA! I would recognize that face anywhere! Loved the video!