Newsmakers: Eighth Grade Farmer Has A Lifetime in the Fields

If anyone knows how to farm it would be eighth grader Tyson Robbins.

“I work on the farm every day,” said Robbins.

Although it is hard work, he still enjoys farming. Usually he doesn’t get too much free time to himself. When he does have some free time he will spend it with animals.

“I think you can learn a lot from hanging around animals,” Robbins said.

He only hopes for the best during a drought.

“The hardest part about farming is the droughts from lack of rain,” said Robbins.

Robbins has been farming since he was 7-years-old and within that time period he had learned so much about farming crops. He must tend to the crops at least once a day. If he ever needs help he usually asks his grandpa or his neighbors, the Amish.

Robbins tries to let his crops grow for as long as possible. Usually he grows corn, beans, potatoes and squash. When it is harvest time he hand picks it and it will usually take his about five days. He stores his crops for later use.

“I chose to farm because it educates you and teaches you a way to grow new life. It even will show that you’re responsible enough to keep crops growing,” Robbins said.

His teachers who taught him to farm were his mom, grandpa and the Amish. In return he may give some of his grown crops to the Amish in thanks. He enjoys spending time with his cattle the most because he can learn from them.

“I think farming is fun and active because it is kind of fun to see new life come forward,” said Robbins.


Story by Codie Emmons
Mug by Morgan Dotts