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‘I wouldn’t trade it for nothing.’ Jaemor Farms co-owner Jarl Echols reflects on 45 years of full-time farming
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Jarl Echols visits the strawberry crop Thursday, March 23, 2023, at Jaemor Farms where the field will soon be ready to pick. Echols is celebrating 45 years of full-time farming - photo by Scott Rogers
When Jarl Echols surveys the last four and a half decades, there are plenty of things he would have done differently given the chance. Choosing a different vocation isn’t among them.Echols garnered enough credits to graduate high school March 18, 1978, at age 17. The following day launched the start of his full-time farming career, though he was no stranger to logging hours on the family farm.