These excerpts illustrate some of the values and qualities associated with the farming lifestyle.

Siblings Betsy Breaker and John King talk about sustaining their family’s farming legacy, Sundays on the farm, and seeing the younger generation learn the value of hard work and other lessons through participation in farming.

Bill Ruhland talks about balancing farm work with another full-time job and how farm work has changed with evolving technology in his lifetime.

Dale Krekelberg talks about chores involved in caring for his dairy cows.


Paul Engel describes ways in which neighbors used to help each other out with farming tasks and in emergencies.

Roger Schoeb recalls his early days of farming. He describes his love for the open air and the solitude of farming. He also touches on his wariness about herbicides and their environmental impacts.