My great high school friend Cory’s mom shared this video a few days ago; many of you have heard the speech by Paul Harvey called “So God Made a Farmer”. I had previously made my own video using pictures from our family farm and Mr. Harvey’s original recording, but I love Deb’s version! It’s a familiar voice for me, as she is someone I have known throughout my life, and is a perfect example of someone who holds and shows the values and strength from her country roots. She lost her father too early as well, and my friend didn’t have enough time with his Grandpa. From what he has told me, he was passionate about agriculture and loved Nebraska just like my Dad, and just as I think of my Dad when I watch this video, I am sure that they think of their “everyday hero” as well.
Cassie, Cory, and Deb- cute huh?
This is how I want people to understand farmers. They are strong yet compassionate, they can work 80+ hour weeks and still hold their passion, and they will drop what they’re doing to help their community or a neighbor. These are all reasons why I love the community I grew up in and am thankful for the people in my life who spend their time providing for a global population.
Notice, in the title, I didn’t say “healthier for you”. What we know (based upon scientific research to date) is that organic and niche agricultural products are just as healthy for consumers as conventionally grown. The bias against conventional food … Continue reading → […]
If you ask many farmers in the current day and age, they would probably say that they would be happy to see less regulations coming from both state and national government. But that’s not going to happen, so we have … Continue reading → […]
Wow, what a wild ride since my last blog post. To be honest I’ve tried to write a couple since my last one but failed to finish them. Life just seemed to be getting in the way. Since my last post … Continue reading → […]
The documentary “GMO OMG” is playing around the nation, and as I sat down to learn more, I was astonished to see a familiar face! Last year, as a treat for my students in Foods and Nutrition class, we watched … Continue reading → […]
Although it’s currently hard to believe now, my family had a farrow-to-finish hog operation until I was 10 or so. After that, we continued to raise feeder pigs (if nothing else for the many red-ribbon-winning (i.e., strictly average) 4-H hogs … Continue reading → […]
If you’re looking to make a buck on an oddball idea (and let’s face it, we all are) it sounds like you should start creating a fleet of drones for PETA. The group says that they are going to start … Continue reading → […]
When you go to the store to buy meat, do you find yourself scratching your head? So many different cuts. The strip steak, New York strip, club steak, shell steak, and top loin steak all come from the same section of … Continue reading → […]
There’s a case in the Supreme Court right now that’s raising the eyebrows of farmers, scientists, anti-biotechnology advocates, and even software companies. You should care because it involves food (and the research and development done to make our food supply … Continue reading → […]
MSN recently published an article listing the “14 Foods You Should Never Eat“. In it, they call out bread, beef, non-organic produce, and McDonald’s. Also, they present the same information we’ve heard sensationalized in anti-ag media for years and act … Continue reading → […]
I’m feeling pretty sheepish right now- I took a new job and haven’t been able to write as much and keep up with agricultural news. I checked my phone tonight and saw that I had over 20 emails. They keep … Continue reading → […]