>>and it's not a "badge of honor" to be so far in debt that every decision needs to be run by the banker.
I agree, but its the reality of farming today, debt is a real thing.
that is where beekeeping is interesting, because a fellow does not need the huge reserve of capital to start up, build and sustain a beekeeping operation. Most of it is will,
grain and cattle farming is pretty much an inherited game now a days