Dairy Makes Sense Blog
After I asked you to join me October 12 and observe National Farmers Day, it occurred to me you may not be familiar with the reasons why dairy farmers deserve the spotlight on Farmers Day, and quite honestly any other day throughout the year. Do animals ever not need care? Do we stop eating? No and no. The hidden talents of farmers – weather predictor, equipment fixer, heavy machinery driver, never-sit-down eater-on-the-go… confirms what I see every day. Agriculture is year-round, which means farmers keep the same schedule.
If you or someone you know is part of the 2 percent of the U.S. population involved in agriculture, you know these talents are real, and then some. To help show what’s been happening on dairy farmers across the Midwest during harvest, I’ve collected pictures and videos from farmers. Take a look at #Harvest17 through dairy farmers’ social media posts. Looking back at Harvest 2016 is pretty cool too.
Working away; happy to be back in the fields even though we are fighting the mud and watching the weather. For my part, I'm hoping for a smooth next few days more than ever. Someone REALLY wants to be running Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday. #thatsme Will things cooperate? I don't know. But right now fuel is replenished, both diesel and human food, and the engines are whirring away. And I'm hoping maybe both silage harvest and marathon day can be successful. But I'm also willing to begrudging admit the former is most important. Here's to #harvest, unpredictable #lifeonafarm, and #motherrunners everywhere. 😊🍁🍃🍂 #bamr #teamdairy #lordgrantmepeace
Rollin', rollin', rollin' . . . Thankful today for the young man who puts in long hours in the spring planting the crop and long hours in the fall taking it out. People often picture farmers as old guys in overalls chewing on straw, but this one, and so many, aren't. And we are forever grateful for that and for their ability to run on Mountain Dew, sunshine and joy in what they do.
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