For most farm folks, taking a day off of work just isn’t realistic. Animals must be fed and cared for, no matter what the calendar says. So its understandable that many of my farming friends just couldn’t wrap their heads around … Continue reading
A long, long time ago, when Gameboys were black and white and Pokemon was first popular, I was the proud trainer of a pretty ferocious Charizard. My brother and I were obsessed with Pokemon, spending as much time playing as … Continue reading
When I think back on everything I gained during my time in FFA, my friends are the first thing that come to mind.
The plaques and banners were boxed up years ago. The jackets are hanging in the back corner of a closet. The friends? They’re still on speed dial.
I wasn’t prepared to be rocked, motivated and recharged in ways I didn’t even know I needed. I didn’t know that these women and this cause would take root in my heart, in a deeper way than I had ever experienced.Continue reading
Today FFA and agriculture education are cultivating the next generation of agriculture leaders through a commitment to hands on learning, personal growth and living a life of service. Sorry PETA, nothing about that seems “lame” to me.Continue reading
Folks who are unfamiliar with farm life often make comments that they assume are helpful, but are actually quite hurtful for a young farm family to hear.Continue reading
Farmers hate having to transport machinery on the road. Its a dangerous and nerve wracking part of their jobs but combines and tractors must be moved from one field to the next. A little patience and courtesy can go a long way in keeping us all safe.Continue reading
Today you are still learning to count, but someday your generation will have to learn how to feed 9 billion people. Like most farm parents, I wonder if I am preparing you for the great task that will be set before you.Continue reading
It’s no secret that 4-H and FFA are huge parts of my life. These two organizations were integral in teaching me about the agriculture industry. They ignited a passion in me that led me to major in agriculture in college … Continue reading
Farm families are known for doing everything as a family, from harvesting crops to feeding livestock. Attending conferences is no different.Continue reading