What would you do if you were the son of a famous billionaire and had all the money you could ever spend? Why, you’d risk your life teaching poor farmers in Africa how to grow more food, and, when you weren’t farming 4,500 acres of corn and soybeans in Illinois, you’d spend your time as a reserve deputy sheriff.
Howard Buffet, the son of Warren Buffet, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has become known in agricultural circles as a farmer-philanthropist who has dedicated his life and fortune to ending world hunger, especially in war zones like the Republic of the Congo in Africa.
Buffet was introduced to the rest of the country in a recent segment on the PBS News Hour. News Hour reporter Judy Woodruff interviewed Buffet at his farm in Illinois and discussed his efforts in Africa, his philosophy of farming on his own operation and his work as a peace officer in his county in Illinois.
At a time when being a farmer is becoming more challenging daily due to the economic climate and attacks by environmental activists and think tanks, the interview is a breath of fresh air. To view the video, go to http://bit.ly/1Ti20Ng