Brian Kurz discusses why working in agriculture is important to him.
For me – I’m a sixth-generation farmer. I’ll admit when I was younger I wanted to get as far away – I was farming, but I wanted to get far away. I told myself and even my dad that I would do anything but farm.
When I got older, I think I realized how important it was to him – and not just because it was his own, but it was because he was making a difference. There’s almost a primal aspect to it. When you’re going out there and working with all the elements and the dirt and plants and all of the things God has created and put in front of us – there’s just something nostalgic about that.
For me, I’m 250 miles away from my family now. Every time I step out there I see my grandpa, my brothers, and my dad in what I do. For me, it really brings that sense of family home.
Is it easy? No. Is it great to raise a family around? Is it great to be a part of it? Yes. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.