Front Porch Profile: Jim Garland

Front Porch Profile: Jim Garland

Fayette County Commissioner

By Martin Graham

Now that you are a Fayette County Commissioner, is the job what you expected it to be?

Yes, and then some with the construction of the new county jail, computers getting hacked, COVID and various other things, too numerous to mention.

When you aren’t working, what do you do to occupy your time? What are your hobbies?

I have a drainage/excavation business and just being with my wife. I love to cook on our wood-burning ring.

Despite what is going on with the pandemic, what local spot is your favorite to eat at?

The Rusty Keg and Ranchers in Washington Court House.

You’ve been a farmer your whole life. What is your favorite part about being a farmer?

I am a retired farmer, still own a farm with the wife, but doing drainage for farmers — it keeps me close to farm life.

What do you love most about your community?

The really enjoy the size of the community. It’s friendly, and we always are trying to make it better.

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