By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Scotty Wynn, who attends Madison Academy, was recently on the cover of Soil to Spoon magazine, which is distributed to school children by the National Association of Conservation Districts.
In the article entitled “Meet A Farmer,” Scotty writes that he is eight years old and has been farming all his life. He is a fifth generation farmer, whose family has been farming in Hamilton County for over 100 years.
“We have 380 acres of row crops,” Scotty writes, “200 acres of pine trees and about 200 acres of pasture. Healthy soil is very important because without good soil, our crops would not do well. We grow corn, peanuts and sweet potatoes. We also raise beef cattle and goats.”
Scotty writes that he helps every day on the farm.
“When I am not working on the farm, I love to go fishing with my daddy,” he said.
He also added, “I help my mom make pickles from the cucumbers from my garden.”
Scotty is the son of Scott and Iris Wynn of Jennings. He is the grandson of Mary Grace (Sapp) Wynn and of Jennings and the late Wendell Wynn and Lee and Annelle Bishop of Lee and the late Lavonne (Hamrick) Bishop.
At the end of the article, Scotty reminds everyone, “Remember, vegetables come from soil, not from the grocery store.”