Saluting America’s Farmers on Ag Day

March 13-19, 2011 is National Ag Week, and today many Americans will celebrate National Ag Day.  It’s a time to educate the general public about how food and fiber are produced, as well as the important role U.S. agriculture plays in feeding a hungry world.  It’s a time to consider career opportunities in agriculture, as well as a time to salute America’s farmers.

Today I’d like to give a “shout out” to all of the hardworking and productive farmers in Latham Country.  I hope you’ll take two minutes to watch this moving video about why God made farmers.


The photos featured in this video show “farming through the years,” reminding me about visits to my grandparents’ farm.  While farm equipment has certainly changed through the years, the values and animal care found on Grandpa’s farm live on with today’s farmers and ranchers.