Looking at me in the eyes, she innocently asked, “Daddy, why do people get surprised when I tell them I want to become a farmer?”
Before I could answer, her brother responded, “Because they don’t expect that. They think you should be a doctor or an engineer.”
This interaction with my children drove me back to the debate I have always had with people who tend to look at farming as a part-time or second rate profession that they opt for due to retirement or when everything else has failed.
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