We will celebrate Ag Day right where it ought to be celebrated - getting our feet and our hands dirty and being stewards of the animals and the land in which we have been entrusted. Randy is the fourth generation to be an owner/operator of a farm in his family.
My Kansas farming legacy goes back five generations on the Moore side and four on the Neelly lineage. Randy and I have been farming together now for nearly 32 years.
Kansas family farm. Still, I think it's good to recognize a National Ag Day. I joined a Facebook group, I Am Agriculture Proud, earlier this month. Organizers there posed this observation:
Journalists, TV personalities, TV chefs and CEOs were all perceived as more influential on food than farmers, who come in at No. 50 on a list generated of The 50 Most Powerful People in Food on The Daily Meal.com. And that was likely an arbitrary inclusion as a collective group. What's it gonna take for farmers to move up that list?It's up to us - farmers and ranchers - to tell the story. As I've said before, I don't want to leave it to PETA or HSUS to tell the story of farming today. It's one of the reasons I began Kim's County Line three years ago. The true story is being written each and every day by people just like us, who spend spring break riding a 4-wheeler instead of an amusement ride at Disney World.
It's just another reason to celebrate on this Ag Day. We got 27 baby calves worked yesterday. We plan an all-day marathon session today. Let the parade begin. (Hopefully, those involved will stay on the parade route!)