By Kevin Williams
David Kline is a one-of-kind. He’s a farmer, writer, author, editor, and educator. He’s also Old Order Amish. I’ve met David twice, once when he gave a talk at at a Miami University branch campus (how deliciously ironic, someone with an eighth-grade education holding court in the halls of academia) and the other at his farm in Holmes County. Plus we’ve had several good phone conversations. In fact, when The Amish Cook column switched writers a couple of years ago Elise, David’s wife (an accomplished woman in her own right), was ready to step in to write the column. She would have been very good and I’m grateful to her. Ultimately, though, it worked out for Gloria to write. Anyway, David has authored several books and edits and publishers Farming Magazine. His farm is nestled in the
postcard hills of Holmes County, Ohio.
We and I once almost crossed paths a third time. We were both in Bismarck, North Dakota, of all places, giving a talk on the same day in different places. So we have a laugh about that from time to time.
Anyway, Farm and Dairy ran an excellent profile about David Kline. Check it out here.