A little while ago, I had a visit from a determined young lady named Natalina Sents. She was working on a project called Why I Farm. Sponsored by Beck’s, a seed company, the goal is simply to recognize farmers (and ranchers!), share their stories, and connect with consumers. Today, only 2% of Americans are farmers. What a radical change from a couple of generations ago!
Beck’s started with a few farmers and posted their stories. It grew in popularity, and when Natalina graduated from college, her goal was to travel to each of the 50 states in a year and interview farmers and ranchers. Beck’s helped fund her dream entitled Why I Farm Roadtrip.
She came to see me on a rainy day… I was actually her very last interview! (Thanks, R. G., who recommended we meet up!) I told her some history, and introduced her to Vernon, Daniel, and Johnny… She took some photos… and today, she posted my story.
Natalina, you did an amazing job, and I wish you the best in whatever future endeavor you undertake! Thanks to you, your dream, and Beck’s, our story is being shared with a big audience who now know why I farm…