Man works hard to tend LDS Church crops
Dave and Steve thank-you for helping the Church move forward. We feel your work
is rewarding for you as well as for the needy. Health and Happiness in the
Gospel for you both.
Congratulations all for the wonderful work being done! Only those who receive
the benefit will ever know the great love that it is placed in the farming,
development and producing all that is given, One thing is for sure it is from
the Lord's hand that they receive on both ends, all that is given in charity and
with love is worth working for... I know Steve and all those who work like him
and Dave and Amy would never ask for any recognition. Recognition is the Lord's.
Thank you for being who you are and the great work you do and I am delighted you
have found such a great companion. We pass your place almost weekly. This works
because its done Gods way not mans. Just read the news and see the differance.
But the quest for power, fame, and money keep them from doing it, they have had
the Churchs example before them for generations now. May God bless you.
Steve may be the Manager, but it's Dave who gets the WORK DONE.
The article highlighted a nice couple doing good work. Keep it up. There are a
lot of similar families throughout the church farm program.I have a
brother that worked the church farms in Kaysville as a young man. I've lived in
a ward in Ririe Idaho (near Idaho Falls) that had church farm families managing
huge wheat fields. I've known several that managed church farms in the midwest
while serving a mission. I've never known a bad apple in the entire
bunch. They're a great group of people cut out of the same fabric with a love
for others and the knowledge of the importance of the work they do.
Hi. I am from England and I think it is such a shame that people just cant
comment on what they have read and know to be true.There are many people Like
dave , Steve and his wife, but this article just happens to be about them. The
church has the most fantastic programe for heping others, and usually its done
without anyone knowing about it. Sometimes it just great to hear and know of
just a few of the hundreds of thousands of people across the world who are also
helping. Well done and God Bless you to all of you. Rosemary
Who cares you gets credit. The article was about the welfare program and people
that dedicate their lives to helping others. No one is getting a raise over
DESERET NEWS MISSED TELLING ABOUT THE REAL MANAGER OF THE FARM STEVE WOOD.
HAVING LIVED IN THE AREA MANY YEARS, AND WATCHED WHAT GOES ON THERE. THEY
SHOULD HAVE MENTIONED STEVES NAME. THE DAY TO DAY DECISIONS FALLS ON STEVES
SHOULDERS,DAVE AS THE ASSSISTANT. WAY TO GO STEVE I WILL GIVE YOU THE CREDIT.
This was a very accurate article. We ought to know. Credit was fairly given
ONLY where it was deserved. Having Dave work for you is like having 1.5 people
and in this past year the church is very lucky to now have him become 2.5 and on
top of that now he has the excellent help Amy will provide.Go Dave! More
power to you! You deserve all the credit given.....and much not given here.
And to think that Amy left a desk job in the Office of the First Presidency to
become a farmer's wife!Way to go Amy and Dave.
Excellent story... Dave is surely a dedicated and committed farmer who would
probably feel better about being depicted as working in the SOIL than in the
dirt.....there is a difference. The soil is a living dynamic entity....dirt has
Dave comes from a very hard-working farm family where I live and work as an
Extension Educator and dairy farmer. I am not surprised at his success in
growing food and being an excellent farmer.
Dave is a great guy and a great worker. The unsung hero on the Saratoga Farm is
Steve Wood. Without Steves expertise and supervision and dedication that farm
would not be successful. Thanks for all the hard work for the church welfare
Dear Dave My daughter just converted to Mormonism. Now I see that the
genuince caring that you have for others is common in her church as well.Blessings to all,Dr. Michael MurrellPsychologistSpringfield,
There is so much more to Dave than ever could be told. We've know him as the
guy who sets up all the chairs in the cultural hall, arriving early each Sunday,
and who can be found at all the activities that require the real work. He's
just always there serving endlessly and selflessly. Amy, Dave was every bit
worth the wait. To our Saratoga Springs neighbors, we are pleased to be reading
Dave and Amy's story in faraway South Africa, where that wheat they grow is sold
affordably in the Distribution Center here in Johannesburg.
ITS GOOD THEY HAVE A GOOD MANAGER LIKE STEVE WOOD WHO HAS BEEN THERE FOR MANY
YEARS TO TELL DAVE WHAT TO DO,AND TO MAKE SURE THINGS KEEP RUNNING SMOOTH
Thanks to Saratoga Crops Manager Steve Wood for making that farm a success.
Couldnt be done without Steve.
Dave is truly deserving of this type of recognition. We are glad that someone
finally took note of the hard work and dedication he has shown over many years.
We are proud and happy for you both!
This is a true example of inspiration and bothof you are a
wonderful example to all of us. I am asingle mother of two and have
been priveleged toenjoy the fruits of your labor. I want to say
ThankYou for your sacrfice and everything that your hardwork does to provide for indigent families that struggle. Your
hard work is appreciated and I applaude your determination.God bless you and all you do.
Wow. That is really cool! You make me want to do that too! Thanks for being an
example for others!
I also was greatly impressed by this article. I love the welfare program in the
church and the way that we help the poor and needy, not only those in our church
but just those who need it. This is truly a God sent to our world in these time
of natural turmoil and the way the econamy is going.
I have no life with a purpose, where do I sign up?
Extremely impressive, you are setting a fine example. An aside are you connected
to Rainer Baldauf of San Francisco?
You two are such an inspiration, may God bless you above and beyond all that you
could even imagine
Wow! If that isn't just exactly what this country needs--a hard-working and
charitable family. Your lives are an answer to much of today's problems. Can
my sons come help you on the farm? I want them to grow up with that kind of
work ethic and generousity. Thank you for showing people how to live not just
Just wanted to say Hi and congratulations on your marriage to my friend Amy.
Some of the best memories I have were working with her at Deseret Industries and
I can see that her spirit of service continues on...Vancy would be devastated to
hear you got married :-)
yes, her maiden name is Evans.
Only religious repugs could turn this into a political session to bag on our
Obama gets mentioned because of his policies that will drive many farmers out of
business - including "Cap and Trade" as mentioned by another poster. And, the
environmentalist "freaks" that he undoubtedly supports who are now driving many
farmers to the brink of ruin. Case in point is the west side of the San Joaquin
Valley where a small minnow is given priority over men, women, and children.
"Fish First"! What's wrong with this picture?
Very nice to read about someone positive and upbeat who help those around them
when all we usually hear is about BHO ruining our country and pedophile freaks
being honored. Keep making the world a better place as they say, thanks!
Thanks for the story it was just the inspiration I needed to do the same thing
but on a smaller scale
Way to go Amy and Dave! You've always been front page in our book! Thanks to
the Deseret News for writing such an inspirational story--perfect fit for the
4th of July season.
I spent a lot of time in my youth on the Saratoga farms and have since spent
service time rebuilding fences out there. It's a great place with good people
running the show. It's nice to see that it's in good hands still, just as it
was 30 years ago.
Could you just comment on the story, where in the world did Obama get in this.
You make yourself look like an idiot.
...a return engagement to Russia someday--or some other third world country who
desperately needs the knowledge and commitment you have, as a service missionary
couple. Best wishes to you now-and then.Thanks for this story!
Farming definitely gets in your blood. I produce more food crops than I can
use. Any way to donate to the Storehouse?
This reminds me of my own humble, noble, hard-working, honest, farmer/cattleman
father. There has never been a better man than my dad. I loved growing up with
him (and my equally-wonderful mother) in that kind of environment. I wish
everyone in the world could experience times like that - they were the best.Good story. Thanks!
Does anyone know if her maiden name is Evans. Looks like a friend I lost contact
with years ago but they didn't have a good enough pic for me to be able to tell.
There are alot of us out here like Dave. Farmers are the hardest working
guys around. I am married to one, and I love the life. Dave, the only thing
missing is your hat!! Gotta have a hat!!
" OBAMA & CRONIES " Are you done hiding from the things that really help
humanity ? Take a look at " Dave & Wife " and others like them ~~
maybe a light will come on in those mush filled heads of yours . To
anyone participating in helping humanity ~ " Thank You So Much !!!! "
What a surprise to see you two in the news. Keep up the great job you are doing
on the farm.
Farmers are a great and creative bunch of folks. This country was built by farm
people that had to be weather forecasters, mechanics, veterinarians, as well as
crop and market experts and accountants and financeers. A hardy breed that grew
crops for the soldiers in WWII and for schools and the needy and get little
recognition for their war effort etc. Cap and trade has been reported to raise
farm costs 40% so prepare yourself for higher food prices! Great article and
most farmers and ranchers see God at work every day!
now, that you are famous, don't forget those who got you where you are.(and this
isn't your mother) we love you, and we want you to know that you were not quite
so famous til your wife came along.
Now that beats sitting behind a desk, Amy! Especially when you are with the
your knight in shining armor! We are still awaiting those wedding pix!
Government leaders take note: a social welfare system that actually
Farming is such a noble profession. I wish the Baldauf's the best.
HOW REFRESHING! Thank you for sharing such a positive story!
You go Dave, and it sounds like you have yourself a real woman.
Wonderful concept. Needs to be implemented in other church and community
organizations state-wide. God always has a way to provide for HIS
Good Work Dave, Thanks for making the world a better place.
Great stuff! If only we had more of this attitude, in everyday life, in our
approach to business, in our outlook on government and politics, and so forth.
This is what being a Christian is all about.
I guess this is what it means to live your religion. What a great article.
This country could use a few more people like the Baldauf's.
No flash, all heart, all work. Hooray for people like the Baldaufs!