The agricutlure industry is always working on feeding the world and giving back to their communities.
One in five children in the United States are food insecure, according to nokidhungry.com. With September being National Hunger Action month, the largest club on Iowa State University’s campus decided to take action.
When times get tough, the agriculture industry comes together. The support your "show family" gives is nothing short of amazing. They'll help you, pray for you, and encourage you. When someone needs help in the field, all the farmers around them stop what they're doing and gather to make sure the person in need is taken care of. This proves why American agriculture is the backbone of America. I heard tonight at a book reading by a world renowned novelist Jane Smiley said, "Iowa is where farming is." Mrs. Smiley has writen many thousand of pages about Iowa farms, and was very complimentary of farming. Everyday I thank The Lord for making me a part of such an amazing industry.
Harvest makes you appreciate a farmer. Day 4 for why agriculture is amazing, it's the farmers and ranchers that work long hours feeding the world. This fall thousands of farmers will spend hundreds of thousands of hours in a tractor, harvesting their crop. The crop they planted in the spring, prayed all summer that the weather would be favorable, and now they are able to sell their crop to support their families and do it all again next year. With a combine that goes 3 miles per hour, my grandpa said today the miles he puts on each year could get him to Chicago and back a few times (240 miles away).
Please pray for safety in the fields this fall and contunue to support our farmers who do so much to support their families, their community, and the world.
The history in agriculture is amazing. Look forward to more stories, but one of my favorites is the house that built me. This house has been re-modeled to fit many generations of my family but the original home turns 100 years old this year. Built in 1914, my great-great grandpa paid $2,700 for the home. My great grandpa was born in the front room and when I graduated, my great aunt Viola toured the renovated home, explaining how it used to be. My grandpa, my dad, and now my sisters and I grew up in this home. I'm blessed and proud of the house that built me, including the story behind it.
Day two of why agriculture is awesome: the College of Agriculture! No other college spends all week celebrating their students, serving lunch everyday for free, hosting a concert, holding fun events for students to participate in, organizing a Hunger Fight (which packaged over 60,264 meals for people in need). The whole week was a huge success thanks to the CALS Council who worked very hard to make it happen. Every one on campus saw the College of Agriculture making a positive impact in student’s lives. I love being part of such an awesome industry.
Next up: the largest agriculture career fair in the nation, held at Iowa State University on October 14, 2014.
I have decided on a topic for my blogging challenge, for the next 30 days I'll focus each day on why agriculture is a great industry to be in.
The last week of September means the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences celebrates on Iowa State's campus. Thursday night they sponsored a concert in the new livestock pavilion and David Nail had the honor to perform. Agriculture brings opportunities, including in other industries like music. Thanks to the college of agriculture my friend Maria was also to make a huge debut, opening for David Nail! As a junior at Iowa State, it was so cool to see her share her amazing talent with students and Ames residents. Hopefully some day we will look back and will thank agriculture for helping start Maria Doud on an amazing music career. And even if this isn't the case, thanks to CALS Council and a concert in the livestock pavilion, everyone had great memories and good fun.
Today, thanks to @HollySpanger and the Wallace Journal, I found out about 31 Day Blogging Challenge hosted by The Nester. I've decided to find a topic and give it a try! So here is goes, stay tuned for more!
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