I am honored to say I am just a farmer.
As a farmer I am I am a proud member of a small group of people throughout the world who work hard every day to grow and raise the food people eat. As a group farmers are some of the kindest most caring people you will ever meet. We care greatly for our land, communities, environment and animals. Farmers go to great lengths to do what is right for those valuable resources. Whether it be to spend long hours night and day with calvings, sick animals or just maintain the infrastructure needed to provide feed and water to those animals. Every day many hours of hard work are put in across this great nation and world on and off the farm constantly reevaluating how we as farmers operate and how we can do things more efficiently not only financially, environmentally as well. At any given time of the day you can find farmers working in their communities as firefighters, school board members, community volunteers, and elected representatives. Farmers truly have a unique bond of shared values for family, community and environment that is not replicated in many other places. Todays farmer is much more than the “Green acres” or Rockwell stereotype would suggest we use technology in our tractors and farms at rates that will make Steve Jobs and Bill Gates proud. Farmers are implementing software programs to farm smarter more efficient and at the same time benefiting the environment.
This is why I am proud to be just a farmer!