I have been blogging less and living more in 2013 and I don’t know if this is good or bad. I go to meetings like the TN Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Ranchers young leaders conference like I am at this weekend where I spend hours hearing how important it is to tell my story and I think I am letting everyone down by not blogging more, but then I worry about letting my family down by spending much time online. What’s a mommy, doc, farmer to do. I worry very much about there being a farm for my kids to run some day. For that matter I worry about there being a county for them to vote in, but I worry that liberal politics will legislate the American Farmer out of business.
Yes, as someone who married into the farm there were a lot of things I did not understand, but the men And women who choose to make their living providing the food and fiber so that I can make my living making Tennesseans well are a determined bunch. They work cold, wet, hot, and long hours so you and I can choose to argue about how they provide food for us. I for one would rather say thank you and go on.
I have been blessed to make many friends in agriculture and I have never yet met one who was more worried with a PROFFITS than what was happening on their farm and their land. I hope by reading my stories more people can realize that I for one have never met a Factory farmer. And I have met a lot of farmers.