By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC
When you think of small businesses, you may think of many different types. The local bakery, a restaurant or that cute shop that sells handmade soaps and lotions or even a nail salon or accountant.
Here in Carbon County, we have lots of those businesses. Some of them cater to tourists, others mostly to locals, but have you ever stopped to think about the local farmers that we are blessed to have in the county. They are a small business too and probably the hardest small business to operate because a huge part of their success depends on something very unpredictable; Mother Nature.
Just like the commercial used to say, “You can’t fool Mother Nature”, almost every farmer I know will also say sometimes there’s no working with her either. She can be very hormonal, having severe hot flashes one day, and downpours and thunderstorms the next. Just when you think you’re ready to plant your crops or bale hay, here she comes again with her next tantrum. Read More