After a few tough years farming in the 1980s, Randy Koenen found a new career in farm radio. The decision to step away from the farm was difficult. “I was under immense pressure. I couldn’t sleep at night, and I wasn’t eating,” says Koenen. “Once I made the decision to step away, a big weight was lifted off my shoulders.” Koenen still gets his fill of farming, taking vacation every fall to help his brother with sugarbeet harvest. “I can go back and run a tractor anytime I want to, which helps.” Take a listen to the podcast.
Subscribe to RRFN
Get a weekly digest from RRFN to stay up-to-date on all the latest news in agriculture.