Kyle Wilson is proud to honor his family’s traditions and help write the next chapter of their history in agriculture on his southern Utah farm. Along with his wife, Shelley, and their three children, Kyle raises vegetable crops, including heirloom tomatoes, and small livestock
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They say God has a sense of humor. Looking back over the last 40 years, Wanda Patche believes it’s true.
Raised in town, Wanda was adamant she was not going to marry a farmer. “When I was in high school, my best friend lived on a farm and they had pigs. So, like best friends do, we’d stay overnight at each other’s house. We were inseparable. One night Friday night we stayed at her house. Saturday morning, she had to get up and do chores. I said, ‘Well, okay, I’m not going to help you, but I’ll come watch.’ So I did. Back in those days it meant cleaning the barn with a shovel, scooping out manure. I watched her do that and when she got done I said, ‘I will never marry a hog farmer.’”
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Like many young farm kids, Jonathan Olson grew up wanting to farm, following in the footsteps of three generations before him. “As a small child I loved and enjoyed farming. I was excited to have the opportunity. I grew up helping where I could.” He smiles, looking over his family’s Minnesota farm.
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It’s been said that farming isn’t a job, it’s a way of life. That’s certainly true for the Sands family in Indiana. For Scott, Jennifer and their growing family, the farming lifestyle goes back to 1846, when their family farm began. “There’s a history there for sure.” Scott reflects. “I am the seventh generation, so William and Quinn will be the eighth generation on the farm.”
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