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Why I Farm|A Planting Prayer for Farmers

Farmers are truly some of the most dedicated, hardworking, and passionate people I’ve ever met. As they go out to plant their crops this spring, their families will be praying for them to return home safe and sound, just like this sweet little girl.

This video is the latest in the Why I Farm series to honor farmers. I hope you’ll join me in sharing this video as a way to honor farmers everywhere and thank them for working tirelessly to provide for all of us.

 

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Great post from Nebraska Farm Bureau! Thanks for sharing! Have you attended or conducted an Ag in the Classroom session? I’d love to hear about it!

// Farm Meets Fork

We had another great question come in to the blog from a reader:

Q:  Why is my child learning about agriculture in school?

A:  Agriculture is a vital part of today’s society. One in three jobs in Nebraska has something to do with agriculture. Matter of fact, most adults and children have a tie to a family farm or ranch. Although they themselves might not be in the center of agriculture, there is a very good chance that their ancestors were.  

It is important for children to learn at a young age where their food comes from. The food fairy does not magically stock the shelves at the grocery store and chocolate milk does not come from a brown cow. They need to understand that a lot of hard work goes into their food production—somebody tills the soil, plants the seeds, and then harvests the food as well as cares…

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