Harvest Tales - Barton County
What Do I Have Control Over?
I pray that I have a bank that will ride the times with me. I look at farming as "What do I have control over?" I don't have control over the weather. I don't have control over what my crop will be worth at harvest time or when I actually have it, but I do have control over what I spend on inputs, what I actually spend to raise my family, what I spend on equipment costs. . . .
I once saw a commercial on TV where a guy was standing there saying he wanted the toughest job you could find, and that's why he joined the Marines. And every time I saw that commercial I said, "Well, why didn't you become a farmer?"