Young farmer/veteran 6/2013

A young veteran (5 years in the Marines/3 tours of Iraq) is trying to get a start in farming–he is working 8 acres of his uncle’s land in NE Iowa. Here he stands in a 2-acre patch of winter wheat he will mill on-farm to market as locally grown, custom-milled wheat flour. He’s also growing a variety of heirloom vegetables including tomatoes and potatoes and  a large, red-kerneled “Indian” corn that he will mill for flour and corn meal. Young farmer/veteran 6/2013