Wednesday, January 12, 2011

American Farm Bureau conference

The American Farm Bureau meeting was interesting. There were about 5000 people there participating in educational meetings, a discussion meet competition, and general sessions. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack gave a speech, and Mike Rowe of 'Dirty Jobs' was the keynote speaker - and a good speaker, too. As I said, the best part of it for me was meeting other farmers and Farm Bureau people.

One of the people I met is starting a 5K to promote Farm Bureau. Another girl I met has her own dairy blog and runs her own dairy tours - at Dairy Discovery. There were ranchers and all kinds of farmers from all over the country. It was just fun being around all these people who have the same interests.

Everyone I talked to seemed to really take pride in their jobs and the lifestyle that goes with it.

And do you want to see something nice? They showed this video during the closing session. Talk about making you feel good about your job choices!


Jules said...

Love that! It totally teared me up. And made me a little hungry.

Jessica said...

Mike Rowe?! I'm so jealous. The boys and I LOVE Mike Rowe!

w.hamilton said...

Thank you. :-)

emily said...

Love the video...thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this video. It moves me every time I watch it! In the crowd at AFBF11 I was so proud to work for the company that produced it as everyone was so quietly watching... you could feel that emotion grab people. Its the kind of emotion that agriculture needs to learn to include more often as we tell our stories. Thansk for doing your part. I have an ag blog as well and will add you to my blog roll.