If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. (ESV) (Isaiah 58: 10).




It is harvest time in Iowa! I go to the Farm Progress Show every year it comes to Iowa. I like to see all of the latest and newest in farm machinery and agriculture equipment. Of course, I would never miss the field demonstrations to see the newest and latest farm technology in action. But this was not a normal year and the Farm Progress Show, like most entertainment events, was cancelled. Don't dispair--I'm bringing you my own HARVEST TIME field demonstration right from my home office. This is bonus day for me--this photo is filled with good memories of my farming days! The two row John Deere corn picker (above) is much like I used (left) when I was farming in the fifties.

Views of a Farm Boy--Dedicated to promote Iowa agriculture and Iowa values. Robert Vaughn--Urbandale, Iowa  EMAIL:

My View for the Month: "America Needs Farmers." No coach can call all of the football plays right, but legendary Iowa Hawkeye football coach, Hayden Fry, was right on target here. Hayden had that logo placed on every player's helmet. He sure called that one right! This logo-tribuite to American (Iowa) farmers is still used today. Now, it's my turn for a touchdown! I want to throw a pass (word of thanks and encouragement) to every Iowa farmer. This has not been a good year for Iowa agriculture, but the Iowa farmer sure knows how to play the game. In 2020 he has been tackled and "muddied-up" by nature, economy and health threats, etc. But, here is what I have noticed! He gets back up with a smile on his/her face--looking forward to getting right back in the game next year. Yes--Iowa needs farmers and Iowa appreciates farmers. Thanks to each and every one of you for your part persevering, and being a role model for the rural Iowa way of life. Most of all--you are all winners as you work together to feed a hungry world.