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"We grew our kid for export. I'm sorry to say it. We did. But it was apparent from the age of five, four, five on, that his [my son's] mind was elsewhere. Anthony is a great kid. But that wasn't Anthony. Never was. We would go to an airport, and I specifically remember he was six years old. And he will pick out the strangest people to talk to because he said they are the most interesting. That's Anthony. Farmers aren't interesting. He needs "interesting." He's been to Europe. He was on a People to People mission. He is a senior at the Colorado School of Mines. Even if he didn't know it was out there, he knew there was something other than where he was."

Heather Derr – Raising Kids for Export

   

Other Excerpts from Heather Derr’s Interview:

Their "Moderate Size" Farm
Government Subsidies
Women on the Farm
Choosing to Farm
Drugs in Rural America
The Miracle of Growing Plants
"Roughing" Weeds
Farmers are Conservationists
Using GPS Tools
Her First Tractor
Computers on the Farm