BROADCREST FARM • RIPLEY, MAINE
We have to have our farms because if we don’t have our farms, rural America is dead, period. As a lifelong farmer, I saw some beautiful tracts of land that were subdivided. Development has a place but the best farmland needs to be to feed the people, it doesn’t need to be developed. We have to stay on the forefront of protecting the land, the public and landowners need to all be educated on how important it is to protect farmland– without it, we won’t have a food supply. Once the farms are broken up, it’s hard to put them back together. We need to be able to take care of ourselves, and our state.