On a seasonably warm day in January, Karen and Bill Johnson enjoy the sunshine and beautiful sky on their family farm in Shelby County, Iowa. The Johnson's have been farming together since their marriage in 1968.
"We lived through the 80's by the skin of our teeth," says Karen, referring to the lean economic years of the farm crisis.
The Johnson's, who plant 1330 acres of corn, soybeans and alfalfa, along with tending to a small herd of cattle, don't plan to retire anytime soon.
"Neither of us has a notion of moving into town and having neighbors 5 feet from our front door," says Karen. Photo by David Peterson