The Author, Richard Lynch, was born and raised in Iowa. He grew up spending time on his aunt’s farm and learning much about farming. He graduated from High school and went to Wartburg College; unfortunately, he ran out of money while in college and also received a low draft marking. So Instead of returning to his hometown, he enlisted himself in the Navy. He cruised the world for five years and returned to work in a Canvas Company. He is an industrial engineer for a successful agricultural manufacturer. He has two children and two grandchildren. This book, “The Farmer,” is an inspirational story based on the author's life experiences.