This week I have shared about our children Sara and Michael, and now it's Farmer John's turn to be featured.
"I'll never marry a farmer. They work long hours and never take a day off." That's what I said as a teen...but as the saying goes, never say never! I've known John our entire life, as we grew up in the same church, but it wasn't until I returned home after graduating from college that we started dating. We've been married for 33 years and I still admire his dedication to farm and family.
Long days and late nights are a part of many dairy farmers lives, but Farmer John never complains. He loves what he does, and hopes to farm forever! He approaches every task with passion and commitment to do the best job possible. His philosophy is "leave everything better than you found it," and that's an important rule to live by for a farmer as he realizes the importance of properly caring for the land as well as our animals.
If you don't find Farmer John in the barn milking cows, or in a field preparing the crops, you may find him talking to our County Commissioner about the latest concerns affecting our farming community. Perhaps you'll see him leading the monthly meetings as the chairman of our township planning commission, or maybe serving on our church council. No matter where you find him, it's always with passion and dedication.