Soldier trades in gun for a plow

  After serving the country in the military for 21 years, Edgar Romupal has decided to exchange his gun for a plow to till his own farm in General Santos City as part of his retirement plan. He was exposed to farming early, having been raised by parents whose main livelihood in Tarlac revolved around food. Romupal's parents used to grow rice and vegetables in their little piece of land, and he remembers either waiting for rainfall or praying for clear skies, as local agriculture was dependent on the weather. The uncertainties and risks that come with agriculture may dishearten most people, but not this 50-year-old, who believes agricultural practices have changed since ...Keep on reading: Soldier trades in gun for a plow

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