North Central Kansas
The Whole Family Comes Together
On family farms, the whole family comes together . . . from grandpas to younger kids, to do their share. . . . You hear it all the time, how somebody fell and broke his leg or had a heart attack and is in the hospital, and yet all the farmers around him came and in two days they cut all of his wheat for him. . . . That's a family farm . . . because you know someone will be there to help you if you really need help. . . . A family farm is not necessarily a job. It's our life. It's the way we live . . . we can't shut if off at 5 p.m. every day. . . . If we have a year or two, or even three or four, bad years in a row, we don't want to quit farming. We're going to hope that, well, maybe next year will be better. We're going to do everything we can to fight for what we have.