WAKE UP EARLY. GET THE KIDS READY FOR SCHOOL. RUN TO THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE. BUY GROCERIES. WATCH THE GIRLS’ SOCCER GAME. COOK DINNER. HELP WITH MATH HOMEWORK. COLLAPSE INTO BED. DO IT ALL AGAIN TOMORROW.


Sounds like a typical day for a lot of us, but farmers have to balance life’s demands with growing the food, clothing and energy we all depend on. And because most of us don’t live on a farm, it means there’s a lot to learn about where our stuff comes from and the lives of the people growing it.

Meet a few of the real families who, like us, have to balance life’s moments with the workload that comes standard with running the farm.