There was a corn crop, a cotton crop, a peanut crop and the cows were run on Larry Ford’s farm in Greenwood, Fla., this year, but the scars can still be seen, marks left by Hurricane Michael, which hit Florida’s Panhandle on Oct. 10 last year and moved its devastation up through southwest Georgia.
Southeast Farm Press visited Ford in November last year, one month after Michael. We went back to see him Oct. 10, the one-year anniversary of the disaster. Hurricane Michael changed things for many farmers in the lower Southeast. But when people and spirits rally, they can change things, too.
“It’s taken everyone. It’s taken the equipment industry; it’s taken the financial institutions; it’s taken neighbors. Friends. Everybody has had to work together to get to where we are now. And I thank everybody for what they’ve done here in the past year to help the community and help everybody out as much as they could,” Ford said.
Ford talks more about the recovery in this video. Thanks for watching.