Part of the excitement of the spring is planting the crop into the unknown future of the growing season! Both my son and daughter experience this with me in the tractor while planting is taking place. Our conversations can be vast at times, but food is a topic that always comes up. There is a dead giveaway with what daddy likes to drink occasionally… but the relationship between what we grow on farms and the food (or beverages) we consume is a big one. Understanding the link to the land is an important as we consider numerous different variables like weather, pests, profit and the ability to pass our family farm on to the next generation.