Can you talk a little about your background? How did growing up on a farm in Kansas influence your future career path?
Basically, I had a wonderful childhood that was spent roaming in the country on a farm in Kansas. We had rows of trees, a couple farm ponds and a lot of pastures, a big garden, and an orchard. My dad at various times raised sheep and dairy cattle, and he later got into the grass seed business. Just having the opportunity to be outside running around, and using my imagination to think about what life was like in the days of the Native Americans, inspired a lot by our close proximity (two and a half miles) to the historical Waconda Springs, would influence me a lot.Read More