South Dakota Farmers Union Celebrates the Hotchkiss Farm Family of Colton
By Lura Roti for S.D. Farmers Union
Paul Hotchkiss' first love is farming.
"I don't know why it's what I love, but I do. It's what I've done all my life," explains the fourth-generation farmer, who has been running farm equipment since he was 6.
"His mom and dad told stories of how Paul would sit and play with the baby pigs when he was supposed to be doing chores," adds his forever love and wife, Myrna.
For the first 50 years, farming and the community of Colton were his life. Then, Paul met Myrna. Together the couple have built a fuller life together, sharing the joys and challenges farming brings.
The couple met through a group of friends who would go dancing together on the weekends.
"Paul was such a good dancer," Myrna says. "One weekend, he didn't show up and we didn't have many guys to dance with, so I asked for Paul's number and gave him a call."
The two began visiting nearly every evening and quickly became close friends. To read more, click here.