Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Is Agvocacy Worth the Fight?

I'll be one of the first to admit, sometimes this agvocacy thing is for the birds. Who has the time, or the will to fight all the uninformed and agenda driven anti-ag people out there? And what's to be gained?
When I listened to the newly released Worth the Fight, by The Departed I gave that a little more thought. And here's why I get involved in the "fight".
I'm an old farm kid turned feed salesman.
I have one of the greatest jobs in the world.
Each day I get to work with farmers and ranchers.
They work hard, they play hard. They get to see everyday the wonders of this world in a way that few ever even get a glimpse of. Piglets, calves, crops and weather make up their days.They worry about how they are going to make a living like everyone else, but most of them are in the process of making a life. Not standing on the sidelines wondering, but making their life. They give of themselves in ways that would make most folks envious if they only knew how richly they are rewarded. Not monetarily mind you, but with a satisfaction that they made a difference in someones life.
Are they perfect? Not by a long shot. But they are incredible people. Their way of life deserves to be defended and fought for.
They are "Worth the Fight".