My Farm Roots
The Renyer family from Nemaha County, Kansas. (Peggy Lowe/Harvest Public Media)

My Farm Roots 2015

In Farm Country, Roots Run Deep

Growing up on a farm isn’t easy.

Up before dawn, and not just to catch a school bus. Going to a show, which means getting a prize-winning cow ready for travel. Knowing all about where food comes from, but understanding that it’s not just the grocery store.

Farmers and ranchers have a connection to the land that starts at a young age. And farm kids have a unique perspective on a changing rural America.

My Farm Roots is a series about the people who live in Farm Country. This summer, we want to hear about the hopes, fears and dreams of the next generation of farmers.

From morning chores to the county fair, we’re talking to farm kids about farm life.

Share the story of your Farm Roots

We’re looking for more stories about growing up in Farm Country.

Do you know any thoughtful farm kids? Can you think of smart rural residents? Have an interesting story yourself?

We want to hear the story of your farm roots – we may even contact you so we can tell your story.

Click here to share your story via the Harvest Network, our Public Insight Network. We read every story and we'll make sure to get back to you. 

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This is the fourth edition of My Farm Roots. For more My Farm Roots stories, click here.