Farming is not just a 9 to 5 job. It is 365 days a year and can include long hours for most farmers.
For my family, we are typically wrapping up our harvest field work for the fall and then I begin my winter business of selling pre-cut Christmas trees to the local community.
This year is my 9th year selling Christmas trees in Genoa.
I work on the family farm managing the hog operation during the day. This time of year, at night and on the weekends, I spend my time at the Christmas tree lot.
Each year I pick up 245 Christmas trees from Central Wisconsin. I sell three varieties: Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir and White Pine. A crew of family and friends assist in setting up the tree lot which is located on Route 23 in Genoa.
I have enjoyed meeting many local families through the Kuhn Christmas Tree business and I enjoy seeing them come back each year as part of their holiday tradition.
Now that I have a family of my own, I’m looking forward to creating our family traditions at the tree lot like the families that visit me every year.
DREW KUHN – HOG & GRAIN FARMER, GENOA