“Max has been a leader and an inspiration to his neighbors and a lot of young farmers as well as his family.”
In 2001, James Simpson and his wife, Patti, decided to switch up their lifestyle and what their families had done for generations in an attempt to start something new.
Just north of Petersburg, in the High Plains of West Texas, lies what seems to be dry, unmanaged fields. The surface is cracked from the heat, and corn cobs from the past harvest litter the fields. But what actually lies in RN Hopper’s fields is anything but dry and unkempt. Beneath the surface is a world breaming with life and a future in sustainable agriculture.
After graduating from Texas Tech in 2009, Braden Gruhlkey had to make a tough choice: would he be an ag teacher, or would he pursue the difficult and risky lifestyle of being a farmer?