“I hate the thought of growing subdivisions in general. People want to build on places that are already built on, fine. But as a generalization, how are we going to feed ourselves if we cover up all of our best land?”
– John Penn
For the Penns, conserving their family farm made sense as a way to ensure their family legacy remained intact. Knowing their farm would be transferring to their children had a lot to do with why Kris and John wanted to conserve it.