A Look at Why I Farm

Part memoir, part manifesto, part nostalgia and part a warning about the future, Gary Romano’s Why I Farm spells out the pluses and minuses of working as a small farmer in the United States today.  He also explains clearly why the contemporary consumer needs small farmers to succeed and why so many naive newcomers to agriculture make mistakes and fail.  His subtitle, “Risking It All for a Life on the Land,” points to the balance, the perpetual vacillation between risk and reward that small farmers face every single day. Read more