Glenn is a fifth-generation farmer in the Northern Flint Hills of Pottawatomie County, and serves on the Kansas Farm Bureau board of directors. When he’s not working on the farm and ranch, he writes his own weekly column called Dust on the Dashboard. He was a county Extension agent for 19 years before returning to farm and ranch full time.
I ask that each of us make the effort to share the story of how we are #stillfarming to provide the food to feed a hungry world. This is our time and our opportunity to make an impact.
As a farmer, staying “alone” may be easier than those who live and work in the city. For the most part, our lives have gone on unchanged, unless you have crops or livestock to sell.
I truly wish that everyone would have the opportunity to come to Washington, D.C. and get involved with the governance of our great nation.
The YF&R program is something that is near and dear to my heart. It's where Jennifer and I got our first taste of KFB and saw the power and importance of being involved.
We are seeing our population drop in most of rural Kansas, which means our political influence also is shrinking. We are seeing political power swing to more populated areas.
We have weathered tough times, grown as an operation and become the biggest and most influential general farm organization in the state.
Think about it; it’s a holiday where the main celebration is a feast. If that is not a celebration of agriculture, I don’t know what is.
Annual meetings are always a big event, but this year’s promises to be one of the biggest and best. You are not going to want to miss it, and that’s why we are making plans six weeks out.
Whether it is in D.C., Topeka or a fourth-grade classroom, many times I wonder, why me? Why can’t I just stay home and work on my farm and forget the rest of the world exists?
I paused for a moment last week when Kelly announced he was retiring after 41 years on the radio. Mornings meant coffee, eggs and Kelly.