My favorite season is April – November…farmers’ market season.
I decided to reach coast to coast and find some of the brightest minds of my generation and see what they have to say about animal agriculture.
Sure, today’s family farmers aren’t always standing outside that romanticized red barn, but that doesn’t make them any less of a family farm.
Growing up on a dairy farm I always knew where my food came from and I thought that everyone else did too. Unfortunately, I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Here are dairy, pig, poultry, sheep and cattle farmers you can follow on social media to get an inside look at how livestock and poultry are raised!
As I took the time to think of all the reasons I’m grateful for farmers, I realized most of them centered around the sacrifices farmers make in putting others – especially their livestock – before themselves.
Even when you feel outnumbered by those who carry more experience than you: speak up!
I am constantly reminded how lucky I am to have found an interest in animal agriculture; the work itself is great, but the people are even better.
Summer is upon us and while I was growing up, that only meant one thing: county fair season is here!
It took a year or so of college for me to figure this out, but my voice is necessary and welcome in this industry.