Lives in: New London
What kind of tractor is this?
A Massey Ferguson 1445.
Do you think you’ll be a farmer when you grow up?
Does your family farm now?
Yes. I mainly farm with my grandpa in Spencer and with my uncle on the other side of New London.
What crops do you grow?
Hay, corn, soybeans.
What do you think the future of farming will be?
It will be a lot better than it is now ’cause everybody is getting out of it now — no money in it. A lot of the smaller farms will close down, there won’t be as many family owned farms.
Do you remember your early days on the farm?
I remember going out there and feeding the cows.
Is it hard work?
What do you like about it?
It pays off, it’s not something everybody else does. It’s work you’ll never get anyplace else.
What hobbies do you have?
Hunt, farm, fish. I like to work on cars. I can weld and do a little bit of electrical, but nothing big.
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