The Great Depression turned the land of opportunity into a land of
despair. Struggling farmers, in an attempt to reap greater profits,
cultivated large tracts throughout the Great Plains. This removed precious nutrients from the soil, putting a great strain on the land. . . Enter the soybean. Packed with replenishing nitrogen, it gave back to the land what crops like corn and wheat stripped away. Planted in large quantities and utilized in crop rotation practices first developed in ancient China, soybeans helped suppress erosion and hold the ground together.
Oh, one more thing! Put October 4th from 2 to 3 p.m. on your calendars. A country music group called The Road Crew, which includes Joe Loesch, a very avid Route 66 fan, is coming to Afton Station to give a mini-concert! More about this later....