I am open to the accusation that I see compost as an end it itself. But we do grow some real red damn tomatoes such as you can't get in the stores. And potatoes, beans, lettuce, collards, onions, squash, cauliflower, eggplant, carrots, peppers. Dirt in you own backyard, producing things you eat. Makes you wonder.
A farmer purchased an old, rundown, abandoned farm with plans to turn it into a thriving enterprise. The fields were grown over with weeds, the farmhouse was falling apart, and the fences were broken down. During his first day of work, the town preacher stops by to bless the man's work, saying, 'May you and God work together to make this the farm of your dreams' A few months later, the preacher stops by again to call on the farmer. Lo and behold, it's a completely different place. The farm house is completely rebuilt and in excellent condition, there is plenty of cattle and other livestock happily munching on feed in wellfenced pens, and the fields are filled with crops planted in neat rows. 'Amazing' the preacher says. 'Look what God and you have accomplished together' 'Yes, reverend,' says the farmer, 'but remember what the farm was like when God was working it alone'
I will bring diversity, a viewpoint, experience, common sense, a passion for agriculture and a desire for reasonable solutions, to the issues facing all of agriculture. I am confident the new team of officers will fight the old and new battles with energy and integrity. With the support of our membership, we can overcome the obstacles we face.
To be a member, you'll have to be involved in farm marketing and agriculture at some level. We're still sorting a lot of things out, and defining membership is a challenge. Does a corn maze qualify How about someone with maple syrup or an on-farm gift shop or a bed and breakfast I would say yes because we want the membership to be as wide as possible, knowing that it may be tightened. But at this point, we feel a wide interpretation is the best.