Shaping Life into Adulthood
Text and Photography by Suzanne Waring
During the first weeks of August, most public school teachers are catching the last rays of sunshine before heading back to the classroom for another school year. Instead Bill Lombardi is recovering from jet leg after returning from two weeks of work with farmers in the African nation of Malawi through the Farmer-to-Farmer Program sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development. He is also taking part in the county fair of which he is an organizer; he is attending to the daily tasks of being a father to 14 children; and he is seeing to the chores at the school farm while getting ready for a new school year as FFA (Future Farmers of America) instructor at Powell County High School, which is presently in the midst of a major reconstruction project.