I think most of us have tried to grow vegetables in our backyard. I, for one, have tried to grow carrots, tomatoes, mint, and peppers. While I was very excited to watch these vegetables grow, I learnt that growing vegetables and plants is a lot more difficult that than I expected. My carrots never peeked through the soil and my tomatoes didn't do to well either. I think that experience and disappointment really put it into perspective just how difficult farming and agriculture is.
From our conversation today, it widened this perspective further as we discussed the just how complex farming is. Farmers have to make difficult choices when trying to maintain a steady harvest while still being competitive in grocery stores and local markets. They may encounter the questions 'shoul