“Agriculture. It’s more than a part of life. It’s a passion, a lifestyle, a resilient community that works hard to feed the world.”
I first put this statement together in November 2010 after asking several of my followers why they were thankful for Agriculture (see blog series).
I learned so much from that series of guest posts. There are so many styles of farming across the country, and even more so, across the globe. Passion, Lifestyle, and Resiliency were the words that really stuck out to me from the responses I received that month. So ask yourself, no matter what role you play, from farmer to customer, Why are you Thankful for Agriculture?
Yesterday, Erin Ehnle (Twitter) put her creativity to work with my quote and posted the above photo on her page - Keeping it Real: Through the Lens of a Farm Girl. This girl just flat out ROCKS! Erin does a great job putting a visual to Agriculture facts, figures, and statements. She combines her photography skills with her passion for Agriculture, to share the world of farmers with everyone.
I asked Erin what Agriculture means to her. This is what came to mind:
It’s the agricultural lifestyle I love more than anything. We make our living off of the land. It’s peaceful. There’s no feeling in the world like being in a combine at sunset, knowing we’re part of the process that feeds people all over the world. Neighbors and communities truly care for each other. We have strong morals and go to church on Sundays. I wouldn’t be half the person I am without the experience of growing up on the farm. I want future generations to have the opportunity to grow up as I did. That’s where my passion comes from, and what agriculture means to me.
Be sure to follow Erin on Twitter, and you can purchase prints of her images on her website.
How can you put your skills to work and share the story of farming and Agriculture?
What does Agriculture mean to you?
- For more tips on blogging and sharing your story online, check out my series on blogging and advocacy tips (Better Blogging on agricultureproud.com)