Editor's Note: We flashback to March 2008 and David Kragnes' first piece for The Sugarbeet Grower. Over the last 10 years, "Farmin' With My Dad" has been one of our most popular and requested poems of David's. We are happy to share it once again with our great readers and subscribers. We hope you enjoy this step back in time on a timeless piece of literature.
After many years of "Farmin' With My Dad" being my most requested poem, a number of people have asked, "Isn't there a sequel?"
For three years now I have farmed with my oldest son. Opportunities for me off the farm have allowed enough work here to keep him around. This fall my youngest son came home for harvest There are some indications he will be back for planting. So here now comes "Farmin' With My Lad."
Write Field column is written by David Kragnes. David farms near Felton, MN. He is a former Chairman of American Crystal Sugar Co., and currently serves on the board of directors of CoBank.