As I'm finally getting my head put on straight again, I think of the reasons I got so far behind in my work and it was totally worth it. The first week classes started at Iowa State, I decided to spent a lot of time on airplanes. The back pain, broken suitcase, and loss of sleep was all well worth it as a traveled across the country. It started a few Thursdays ago when I made my way towards Indianapolis, Indiana for the Ag Chat conference. After a delayed flight, I found myself in Indy and ready for a few days of learning how to connect to consumers about agriculture while meeting peers that have the same passion as I do.
I read this article out of curiosity, and then went to the barn to see my pigs and while I was there I realized how important the Iowa State Fair is. I began thinking the Iowa State Fair is where I’ve met friends, made memories, and had lots of laughs. It is my family’s favorite (and only) summer vacation, and is a tradition we like to keep. I can’t imagine my life without the Iowa State Fair and it’s a shame some people never get to experience it. Once during my thirteen years as a student at Washington Community Schools the school year start during the state fair, and one time was enough for the district to see that it is not necessary. We still get out at the end of May or the beginning of June. Keep reading below on why it’s OK to start school after the Iowa State Fair:
What's your resolution to 2015? Although I am planning on writing my personal resolutions down tomorrow, I can tell you that I will not be listening to the advice on Facebook and giving up eating meat this year. I was scrolling through my newsfeed and an ad for Farm Sanctuary popped up. Now I could go through and comment about what is said by the advertisers and what actually happens on an pig farm, but I do that all the time. Then I found this link. Kirsten from Crafting Chicks had the opportunity to travel to North Carolina and visited a large pig farm. Don't take my word for it, listen to Kristen. Her blog post is worth the read!
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