Why farm, you say?

Some people ask why we farm. Some wonder why we would choose to spend our time and money doing things on the farm. We go to cattle shows, cow sales, agriculture meetings and conferences, farm shows and tours, and even our vacations (and honeymoons) revolve around farming.

The best way I can put it is that farming is in our blood. I wake up every morning and thank God that he allows me to be involved in the agricultural industry. Not only do I get to educate the future farmers of America, but I get to practice what I preach in class and I get to own a farm of my own.

I love reading ag magazines, surfing the web and social media to learn more about ag, and I even admit to having applications on my phone that relate to agriculture. My students will testify to how much of a nerd I am when it comes to ag.

Farming is not for everyone. In fact only a few percent of Americans are farmers. However you do not have to own livestock or poultry or farm at all to support the agricultural industry. Your food, clothing, and housing are all products of agriculture. You can be an advocate for agriculture no matter who you are and where you live.

Farmers are unique individuals that want to change the world day by day. We  do weird things like: get up before dawn, feed our animals before we feed ourselves, plan our day around the chores on the farm, and budget our finances so we can farm.

Farmers have the best job in the world. We get to spend each and every day with God and his creations. If that isn’t a perfect job then I don’t know what is.

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Welcome to the farm

Good afternoon cattle folks! Over the past few weeks, Kevin and I have been very busy moving into our new house and working on fence. So far we about 80% of the fence work done. Whewww, what a relief. Fencing isn’t all that bad, but we are so anxious to get some black angus cows on the farm that we cannot stand it. We work on the fence on the weekends when we do not have cattle shows. We have three heifers that are being shown  at local and state shows this year. We enjoy going to the shows to watch the 4-H and FFA students and support them. I love blowing, clipping, grooming, and fitting show cattle!

We have enjoyed having our family and friends over to see our new home and farm. So far, my parents and grandparents, aunt and uncle have been over along with his daddy. Everyone loves our farm and they are all excited about this adventure. We hope to have cattle here on the farm in the next month. We have a lot of grass stockpiled for the cattle and know that they will love the farm as much as we do.

Not to mention all the demands of our jobs we have been busy around here. He was been doing training with his job  and I have been doing various FFA activities. My father and I took a group of students to Fountain Run, Kentucky to judge beef cattle at the CPC Field Day Judging Competition. Our team placed 2nd out of 46 4-H and FFA teams there. We also had the opportunity to tour the feed mill and livestock areas there as well.

We look forward to a week of more fencing, meetings, FFA functions, and a cow show this coming weekend. However, we are most excited about having our family friend and my second father, Mr. Tommy over for the weekend. Until next time, have a great week!

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