Those who know me know about my passion for organic farming and the need to provide a sustainable, nutritional food source for our nation. A deep-rooted belief that rural communities should be valued and nurtured has always been a driving force.
Nothing substitutes for family and friends and sharing good food around a table with them is a privilege I am fortunate to enjoy every day I am at our family farm. I try to eat something that we’ve grown right here on our farm every day. My goal is to eat what I grow and grow what I eat as much as possible and if I can share the fruits of my labor with others around my table—with friends and others—it is a great joy to me.
I have also been very fortunate in meeting many wonderful people—some of them will be the subject of future blogs. They will be people who have pioneered the organic movement and who, through their dedicated efforts, are changing the way we think about our food and how it’s produced.
As the founder of Kamut International I have had a rare opportunity to combine two loves in my professional life: One is that of organic farming, which occupies most of my summer. And the second is traveling through much of the winter to attend conventions, food shows and to visit other organic farms throughout the world. This allows me to promote organic agriculture and the KAMUT® brand ancient wheat. During my extensive travels, I have been grateful for the generosity of spirit, interest and time that has been shown to me wherever I go. As Will Rogers once said, “A stranger is just a friend I haven’t met yet.”
Meeting people is, for me, one of life’s great joys—it expands the mind and inspires a constant flow of new ideas from the accomplishments, thoughts and opinions of others.
I invite you to visit my “Organic Farmer” blog whenever you can. It is simply a journal about life on an organic family farm from the wind-swept prairie of North Central Montana. I hope you will also find it an information resource about the state of our food supply. For a more in-depth look at my story and how we can have a say in where our food comes from, as well as how it is raised and processed, check out my book, Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food.
I thank you for your time and interest and I hope you find topics that are both interesting and helpful. I encourage you to reach out with comments and questions on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. I would love to hear from you.
An organic farmer and your friend,