In spite of the current pandemic that has brought the world to a standstill, the farms and ranches of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is expecting a good harvest. This comes as a good news to the church, members, and others who will be benefiting from the farm to survive in this hard times.
Farm managers knowing the impact of COVID-19 planted foods that will be needed. Dry beans, green beans, and sweet corn are among foods grown to sustain lives. This will help people survive the hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brother Wade Sperry an Agricultural specialist and a farm manager of the church said, “We were able to adjust our plantings on the welfare farms so that we could produce higher amounts of green beans and sweet corn and dry beans this year in anticipation of higher demands at the Bishops’ Storehouse and for our donated products at food banks.”
Members of the church have devoted their time in helping with farm. Their help is making sure crops do not go waste. Members and missionaries with knowledge in farming are given some training on how to help. The farm manager stated “The members of the Church and others understand that, even during the pandemic, if the work doesn’t get done in the right way, the crops go to waste,” said Sperry. “So we’ve had a good response from members that have assignments through their stakes or have learned about work that needs to be done through Church websites such as JustServe.org.”