SEGMENT: REFLECTIONS, FAMILY, & TOWNS

John Ackerman>ISM Interviews A-L>ISM Interviews A-L, Segment 1

SEGMENT: REFLECTIONS, FAMILY, & TOWNS,

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REFLECTIONS
Is sad at the rapid decline of family farms. Understands the economy and the hardships. Says with the disappearance of barns, it’s a symbol of a family farm gone. Says there is a good chance that he might lose one of his farms. Rate of change is changing. Says in twenty years from now, we could see crops never before seen, robotic planters, etc. Foolish to put limits on changes that could happen. Mentions at the end of interview how he loves meeting people while working and hearing their stories, and how they get the occasional bad customer.
FAMILY
Talks about his sister Debbie and her life working on the farm. Got straight A's all her life.
TOWNS
Mentions how it takes him two minutes to get to town, while his sister lives far away from any shopping center, video store, etc.
COLLEGE EDUCATION
Sister was on the Bronze Tablet. He was too almost, but had too much fun in college.