Mickey Mominee My name is Mickey Mominee, and I'm a senior psychology and sociology double major. I come from a farm community in Curtice, Ohio. My family's farm is like many in Knox County. Growing up on a farm, I took agriculture for granted. Farming was something that my father did as a second income, and I had to help. I did not enjoy it; it was more hassle than it was worth. I joined the Family Farm Project to give farming another chance. I now realize that my father did not farm for the money, but because he enjoyed it. I have also learned that farming is an important way of life. We cannot take agriculture for granted.
Tricia Nameth My name is Tricia Nameth and I am from Cleveland, Ohio. I am a senior majoring in English and minoring in sociology. Through this project, I have realized that farmers witness the miracle of life in their everyday work. There is great satisfaction in the tasks farmers are able to complete, such as nurturing a seed or a small animal through the course of its life.
Ned Salter My name is Ned Salter, and I am a sophomore economics major, with a possible double major in sociology. I am originally from Boston, Massachusetts, and I have learned a tremendous amount from working with the Family Farm Project. I used to have a romanticized notion about family farming, thinking it was my dream life. But after spending a year studying the family farm, I realize what hard work farming can be. On the other hand, I realized that the result of one's labors on the farm can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a lifetime.
Beth Schiller Hello. My name is Beth Schiller and I am a junior from Readfield, Maine. I am studing biology, economics, and anthropology through a self-designed major called "Cultural Ecology and Agricultural Development." Working on the Family Farm Project, I have enjoyed learning about the variety of values associated with family farming through direct association with local farmers. I feel it is important to understand these values, because farming permeates all of our lives, from the food we eat and the clothes we wear to the materials that built the room where you are sitting.

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