When Life Throws You Lemons

When life throws you a lemon, you make lemonade.  Mark certainly has plenty of lemons…but he doesn’t have to make them into lemonade to compete.  Meet a family istill finding ways to thrive in growing lemons…

A Citrus Packer

You’ve probably bought their fruit and not even realized it.  This is a family owned citurs packer that grows, packs, markets and ships around the world…and today we head to southwestern Arizona for a look ourselves…

The University of Arizona’s Old Main

When you walk across the center of this large university campus as I did, you’ll find a wide, permanent line stretching several hundred yards.  The story behind it is one you know from history…

When Pigs and Cows are ‘New’

Imagine a school teaching agriculture in a place where few students have seen a farm animal.  It’s a unique setting that’s making a large impact on the lives of students…

KINEKS

It’s called “KINEKS.”  It’s an acronym for positive personal characteristics each of us should possess and it’s the name of a foundation working to help young people in agriculture…

A Young Man of Influence

There is probably someone in each of our lives that truly inspires us.  Jeffrey Thimgan was one such young man.  But in his absence, his friends and family are working to accomplish all he had dreamed and more…

The Youngest Pilot of Her Kind

She’s the youngest pilot of her kind in the state of Arizona.  If you think flying a plane is hard, this may be far more difficult, for while it’s relatively easy to get into the air, you have very little control over where you will go…

Love and a Unique Hobby

You must admit, today’s story about how one couple met and fell in love is certainly unique.  Now add the fact that the place of their meeting has influenced the life and unique hobby of their daughter and you’ve got quite a story…

A Cemetery With a Guidebook

Most cemeteries don’t offer a guidebook with brief stories of those you’ll find buried there, but this one does.  And while this is a respectful place, it’s also a site where you may be amazed at those tales surrounding the life in the wild west…

A Cemetery Opposite Arlington National

This cemetery perhaps looks the exact opposite of Arlington National in D.C.  The dusty landscape is mostly barren of lush grass and tall trees.  The shallow graves here are marked with piles of stones.  Yet, this place, like Arlington, is a well visited cemetery…

A Place Named Tombstone

It’s a town named for what others thought would happen to its founder.  It may sound like a strange way to title a place, but today that city it synonymous with the wildest of the wild west…

A Science Laboratory Open to the Public

You don’t often this of a science laboratory as a tourist attraction.  While it wasn’t built for that purpose, it certainly does get plenty of interested people wanting to see the novel experiments being conducted…

They Call It Biosphere 2

For the folks who work here, we don’t live on earth but rather Biosphere 1.  That’s why their facility is called Biosphere 2, and while not nearly as big as the earth, it’s mighty impressive…

More Than Plants Under Glass

Some might call it a greenhouse, but it’s far more that plants under glass.  It’s a amazing facility doing cutting edge research…

Crops For Those Who Aren’t Afraid of Heights

Some farmers need expensive, high tech equipment to harvest their crops.  This crop requires a very low-tech method of harvest…but it does help if you aren’t afraid of heights…

A Unique Farm

David’s farm is just 2 ½ acres in size…but that does not mean he’s not busy.  In fact, the crop he grows will require full time labor and nice earnings as well…

Pheasants In Arizona

Most people don’t go pheasant hunting in Phoenix, AZ.  But if you to come to Molly’s farm, you will perhaps see more pheasants than you’ve seen in your entire lifetime…

A Town Named Young

AMC_Brazil2016It’s just a small town of about 500 people. You’ve driven through bunches of them. But you probably have not driven through this town of a half thousand unless you were specifically headed there. That’s because you must drive 26 miles of dirt roads just reach the remote location…

Owning A Gold & Silver Mine

AMC_Brazil2016Not many people set out to own a historic gold and silver mine.  That was the case for Andre, but soon he found himself owner of much of the land below the city that he served as mayor…and today he’ll take you on a tour of what’s underground…

The Good Enough Mine

AMC_Brazil2016When the first miners hit veins of ore here, they knew it was “good enough” to open a profitable mine.  And thus, the name “Good Enough” mine stuck.  But what they found underground was far more than simply good enough…it was great…