Heart And Soul Of Agriculture
County fairs are kicking off around the country, and it’s nice to hear that people still get excited about going to their local fair. County fairs give ag journalists a chance to report on events and activities highlighting the young people that are involved with agriculture. County fairs also offer the non-farming community the opportunity to see these young girls and boys putting their animal welfare techniques into practice as they walk through the livestock barns or attend livestock expositions. If those visiting the livestock areas at their local fairs take the time to chat with the young people caring for their animals, they will discover that the true “face of agriculture” is one that respects the animals being cared for and is passionate about the hard work that farm families do to “feed the world”. It’s been said that farmers and ranchers do a great job of raising everything but their voices, and that may have been true in the past. Now days though that has been changing. Farmers and ranchers have discovered that just doing their job well doesn’t cut it, they have to let people know about not only the technical ins and outs of their operation, but the soul behind it as well.