Looking back at 2008, I am reminded of my younger years when I actually enjoyed thrill rides at an amusement park. Unfortunately, I really don’t appreciate those thrills any more. Nor have I enjoyed the economic roller coaster ride we’ve been on this past year. Our situation is like being on the bottom of the top wheel of the double Ferris wheel. We’ve come down a long way from the top, but we are still a long way from having our feet on solid ground. As individuals and as an organization, we need to evaluate our situations, limit our risks, determine our opportunities, and chart a course that will get us back out the front gate of this park on our own two feet and in an upright position.
How to Cite:
Pollock, T., (2009) “Wallace Foundation for Rural Research and Development President’s Report”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2008(1).