Bad Roads, Difficult Decisions

Like most Agweek readers, I willingly and gladly live in the Upper Midwest. The region brings many satisfactions, and I don’t want to live anywhere else.

But my conviction sometimes wavers during the winter, especially when bad weather complicates driving long distances. Most of us who live in this part of the country remember white-knuckle trips over icy roads or through blizzards.

With the region’s ag meeting season upon us again, most of us wll face difficult decisions  whether to brave bad roads to attend an event. The decision becomes even more difficult when you represent a company or organization and need to promote its product or service.

Already this week, bad weather has hit parts of the Upper Midwest, and a lot of agriculturalists must decide whether to strike out for an event or stay at home. I have no simple or easy answers. I can only state the obvious:

Safety comes first.