By Paul Schmitt
The changes in farming over the past few decades have one local farmer expressing satisfaction and optimism for future farmers in the agricultural field of work. Rich Olson of Olson Family Farm says it is a challenging job, but he takes pride in the difference farmers make in the world.
Olson says he doesn’t know if there is a harder job because as a farmer you rely on the weather and other considerations that are out of your control. He says that with all the new technological advances in agriculture in recent years, the only thing that is the same in farming since he was a child is that the seed comes out of the ground.