WHEAT is a true story of the memories of a boy who grew up on a small Indiana farm just as World War II began. Dawn to dark labor year round instilled in him, the middle of three sons of a hard driving conservative Lutheran, a work ethic he applied the remainder of his life. He continues to work hard, but now it means raising millions of dollars for community projects in Brown County, Indiana. Newkirk founded the Brown County Community Foundation in 1992, served as its volunteer CEO for five years, and through it helped bring into being the Brown County Community YMCA, the award winning Brown County Public Library and the Brown County Career Resource Center. Newkirk also was the founder of the Rotary Club of Brown County. WHEAT will be an inspiration to those who think new opportunities are illusions and fulfillment in everyday life not theirs to achieve.