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Where Did The Real Farmer Go? - Dave Farmer

An interview by Doug Brunner with Dave Farmer. Written by Alexandra Merritt.

I was driving in to work on a Monday morning when I received a call from Doug and with complete excitement and urgency he said, "We need to interview Dave Farmer." Doug briefly summarized Dave Farmer and the importance his farming story should have to our generation’s farmers. A few short weeks later I found myself driving onto  a property in Merced, CA just down the road from The Ag Center 59. We stepped out of our cars and were immediately greeted by a grinning Dave Farmer. Dave shook my hand and then asked Doug if he didn’t pay me enough to buy pants (there were holes in them ha-ha). Though he has lived a life beyond our years, you could still see the youth in his smile. Mr. Farmer and his wife, Peggy, sat us down in the farm office and our interview began.Doug Brunner:What do you tell young farmer’s that think there’s not an opportunity in ag?