Every time I write these updates, it feels like an eternity has passed since my last. However, 4 major hurricanes, 4 college football weeks, a papal visit, and total solar eclipse can make you feel that way.
During the month of August, I made my annual trip back to my alma mater, the University of Alabama. Why? Well, as you might have guessed, Alabama football! But more than that, it’s a reminder of who you are and where you’ve come from. The principles that have guided me in my successes were learned there. During my annual visits, I take a run around campus to remember the “glory days” and reflect on the principles I learned there. The motivation to achieve greatness is ignited immediately as I run down Bryant Drive. As I approach the business center and see the students walking out of the computer lab, I feel the nostalgia of the semesters spent learning the principles of finance and excel calculations that I still use today. Two miles later, I see the vast expansion of the campus that was advanced by the great Dr. Robert Witt, who served as President of University for over 10 years. Dr. Witt’s philosophy was to seek opportunities where others are not looking. That philosophy has grown the University’s student population from roughly 22,000 to close to 40,000 and increased out of state enrollment by 50%. When I think about what we’re doing at Farmfolio, I can’t help but think that we are following that same philosophy, looking for opportunity where others aren’t.