Friday, March 21, 2014


       Spring has officially arrived and it was a beautiful day. To celebrate spring we had our annual visit from my cousins sons. My cousin lives in the Twin Cities and says her sons look forward to coming to see the calves every year. To them the farm is a fun experience that they don't get to see anywhere else.  She herself didn't grow up on a farm but feels that keeping her sons connected to farming and where their food comes from is important and fun. What is more fun that running around in fresh bedding with frisky calves, or sitting in the sunshine petting a calf that is less than 24hrs old?

         I have a challenge to all those out there who are working in agriculture, raising the food for the world. Find yourself someone who has no connection to farming and show them what you do. This may be someone in your family, someone you work with, or someone from your community. Ask that person to come visit your farm and let them see how you take care of your animals or your land. Answer their questions and explain what you do on your farm. Open communication is the key to understanding. Help others form those personal connections to where their food is grown. You may think that they might only remember those cute little calves, but they will likely remember how well the farmer cared for those little calves while they were being raised on your farm.
         If you are someone who has no current connection to farming, I encourage you to seek out opportunities to learn more about agriculture. Seek this information from people who work on farms and live the life. If possible visit a farm. I'm sure it will be an experience you will not soon forget. 

1 comment:

  1. Awww....spring and new baby calves! We calve in the fall, but no matter the time of year they come, baby calves mean new beginnings and blessings. You are off to a great start on your "blogging adventure"! Keep up the great work telling and showing your story. - Laurie, Country Link