In a recent article where My Farmer and I were interviewed about our involvement with the ASA/Dupont Young Leader Program (the program that inspired me to actually start this blog!) My Farmer was quoted for saying, "Having access to land and capital and being able to get big enough, fast enough to support a growing family and still maintain good relationships with neighbors is a delicate game."
After conversations that My Farmer and I had with neighbors, landlords and friends today, I couldn't help but think of what he said. There is a lot of competition in farming, and I think what My Farmer said describes farming for us, other young farmers, and farmers in general very well. This weekend My Farmer and I are attending the Iowa Farm Bureau Young Farmer Conference where I'm sure this topic will be discussed by many attendees.