On any given day you won’t find me behind the steering wheel of a tractor. The way our operation is set up, we have our boys plus a couple of amazing employees who are like family to us. All of the tractors are manned. I’m needed elsewhere.
When I was in my early 20s, I spread fertilizer for a co-op. I top dressed corn and paid for college tuition with my wages and acre bonus. I felt important and needed.
Early on in my relationship with Josh I felt like I would need to drive a tractor or a semi-truck to feel important. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Whatever role you play in your family farming operation, it’s an important one. Everyone needs to work together for things to run smoothly and efficiently.
Whether you’re the tractor driver, maintenance man, gopher girl, fertilizer spreader, dinner maker, fuel filler upper, clothes washer, sprayer applicator, or baby keeper aliver… YOU matter. And don’t you forget it.