Einkorn Update from Gary Young, February 2018
I feel excitement everywhere as we begin the second month of the new year. Young Living continues to have record sales each month, which could be the banner for the next eleven months to come. We, on the corporate side, readily acknowledge the amazing force of our members carrying our message of hope and opportunity to the world. Your success is our reward, as employees in our global offices celebrate with you.
From the beginning, I have known that our farms are, and will continue to be, the foundation of our business; and I am constantly engaged in looking for more property to expand our crops. There are land possibilities all over the world, but I have to consider location, climate, soil health, good water availability, work force, and my ability to oversee the construction and operation. This puts a lot of criteria on any purchase.
Most of you know about, and some have visited, our Skyrider Ranch in Tabiona, Utah. I have spent the last three years experimenting with different crops to see what might grow well there. We are thrilled that einkorn has flourished, already yielding more than 400 tons that are in storage ready to be processed.
To my dismay, we have not found a mill capable of hulling this hearty grain; so with 300 additional acres to be planted and harvested this year, building our own flour mill is a necessity. I am happy to report that the ground for it is cleared and being prepared, the equipment is bought and being imported, preparation for it is almost finished, and construction will be ready to begin this month, with the help of our partners in France, who are currently in Tabiona, Utah, helping with this project.
Last week, we met with the governor of Utah to discuss plans for Tabiona. Governor Herbert recently unveiled his plans for economic development in rural Utah to create jobs and opportunities where few have previously existed. So far, Young Living is the only company that has come forth with substantial plans to help bring the governor’s plans to fruition. He was extremely complimentary of our company, our growth, and our commitment to not only be a part of the community but to also offer ideas and implement our farming expertise to help other ranchers and farmers.
Thank you again for your continued dedication to purity, integrity, and serving others as we go forward into 2018.