From Father to Son
I am Robin Saluoks.
Farming is my family’s heritage and a part of my DNA. My father is a farmer and so is his father.
Like father, like son?
No, I am not a farmer, even though I was born and raised in a farm. I had a wonderful childhood and a strong connection with the nature. I loved my freedom and running around the fields. I also liked to spend my days with my dad in his tractor.
Growing up in the farm gave me hard lessons as well. I’ve seen my family work very hard till late hours. My dad, my mentor – a person who taught me the most valuable things in my life – was disappearing for days during harvesting seasons and was stressed about piles of paperwork and economical struggle. It didn’t seem fair to me.