Herald-Whig

Your Turn/Jim Sours

Posted: Jun. 30, 2018 12:01 am Updated: Jul. 1, 2018 12:07 am

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a farmer.

What would you rather be doing right now? Hunting pheasant or quail with my Brittany, Bella.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... my middle name is Eugene.

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Recently being recognized as United Way of Adams County Volunteer of the Year.

It really stinks when ... people litter.

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Dependable.

I always laugh when ... I hear "have I got a deal for you!"

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? Our three sons, Ryan, Chris and Jon. All live too distant to share time together regularly.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... be at home.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... a good friend.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... Woody Hayes.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... be in the St. Louis Cardinals dugout or on the sideline with Urban Meyer in Ohio Stadium.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is still no way I would ... stop doing yardwork and gardening.

America should be more concerned about ... understanding the importance of U.S. agriculture. One U.S. farmer feeds 154.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... Aladdin Mantle Lamps. They're all from the '40s and are in working order.

When I'm on the internet, I always go to ... fantasy baseball. I joined a league this year, and it's competitive and humbling.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? My parents told me and showed me in their actions: If you see something that needs doing, do it.

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... Fox Business News.

I always get sentimental when ... the country celebrates my Valentine's Day birthday.

The older I get, the more I realize ... every day's a new day.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... I am truly blessed -- no regrets, no do-overs.

My favorite item of clothing is ... anything that says St. Louis Cardinals or OSU Buckeyes.

If I've learned anything at all ... The more I learn, the more I learn there is to learn.

 

Jim Sours, 67, is retired from ADM Animal Nutrition. He is married to Elaine, and he grew up on a small family farm in northwest Ohio.