FARMER IN TRAINING
I snapped this photo of my 1-year-old son, Simon, with his grandfather, “Papa Ed,” checking out cattle. Grandpa has a herd of 200-plus beef cattle on Gingerich Farms in southeast Iowa. We value our visits to see Papa Ed, and the cattle, because we live out of state. This was the first time my son really got out on the farm, and he loved it. He was fearless around the herd with Papa Ed at his side. It’s so neat to see my father’s love and care for the land, the cattle and his grandson all captured together.