I was thinking last night how much difference a year makes in our lives, personally and professionally. I guess what got me thinking how life changes so quickly was the 9/11 anniversary.

First of all, yes, I know where I was 10 years ago. I was actually typing up my senior project proposal because I was graduating in December. I can’t believe the changes I’ve witnessed in my life and in the world in those years.

Fast forward through some years and now let’s think about last year. I was driving to the office this morning and noticed how the soybeans in many fields are just starting to turn yellow and the corn in some fields is still green.

That’s what triggered this last thought: What a change from last year.

Farm Science Review is next week and it got me thinking about how many farmers were harvesting at that time. I remember this because I got a phone call from one of my brothers while I was at the event. He was telling me how he was running the combine and wouldn’t it make to the event. His next question was whether I could get him a tool he had been wanting and knew the dealer was at the event.

This year, it’s very doubtful many, if any, farmers will be harvesting anything more than silage at this point. We had the late planting, so everything is behind.

I even heard from one advertiser that there may not be any combines running in the soybeans field at the Farm Science Review this year because of the late planting. Let’s hope that changes and everything gets moving!

But isn’t it strange how much difference a year can make? I can only wonder what the next year will bring for all of us involved in agriculture.

Tell me what’s the biggest year you have ever had in your life or how much it has changed?

Kristy Foster Seachrist lives in Columbiana County raising sheep and horses with her husband, Kurt. She earned her degree from Youngstown State University and has worked in both print and broadcast journalism.
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