Marvin the Great

I have had the great pleasure of following around Marvin Sapp for the last 2 1/2 months during the corn and soybean harvest.

At 76, an age when most people would be comfortably retired, Marvin is still active as ever in the day-to-day operations of his farm in McBaine, Missouri.  In his own words, “It’s a great way of life and that’s basically it… We don’t plan on making much money, we just like to do it.”

In addition, Marvin is also the mayor of McBaine, MO– population 17 people.  Actually, at Wednesday night’s quarterly city council meeting, they realized the town’s population had decreased to 12.  But, as one person pointed out, the town also has 5 dogs and 2 cats (but who’s counting?).

Anyway, here are a few photos from the last couple of weeks.  I already posted a few of him out on the farm.  Recently, I wanted to capture his life at home and what he does in his free time.  I am working on the final edit of the whole project which I will post next week.






2 Responses to “Marvin the Great”

  1. 1 Matt
    December 6, 2008 at 10:24 am

    The first one from behind Mr. Sapp is a wonderful, fresh perspective.

  2. December 12, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Cool story man, I hope you stick with it a little more. I’d like to see some more farming. Either way, well done.

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