Swartwood understands that sharing photos from the farm on social media this is worthwhile; a lot of people don’t know much about agriculture and are curious about what life on the farm is like.
“Some of my friends think that farmers only wear overalls and straw hats and are barefoot. That’s what you see in kid’s books, so that’s what they think,” she said. “I’m like, ‘Have you seen my dad?’ That’s what a farmer looks like: jeans, t-shirt, work boots, and a hat once in a while.”
During the summer, Swartwood helps her parents with grass seed harvest, pulling weeds from the various crop fields, and cleaning the windows of tractors, among other tasks.