I often tell people who are not involved with the ag industry that it’s one that stands on its own. It’s completely unique and dynamic in its own, independent way.
It’s difficult to explain the sense of interconnectedness that exists between ag folk, but I’ll give it my best shot.
I have lived on our family farm my entire life, and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
And I mean that.
Growing up on a farm, and learning to work on it, too, teaches young kids far more than textbooks and university lectures ever will.
I’m not attempting to suggest that the educational curriculum isn’t important because it definitely is. However, there are some lessons that simply cannot be taught in a classroom, but they’re carried out daily on a farm.
In addition to learning how to build solid work ethic, working and growing up on a farm also allows someone to gain a better understanding of the amount of authenticity that exists between ag industry members.
Farmers are some of the most generous, helpful, selfless folks out there, and you can bet that they’re more than willing to lend a helping hand when asked. And they know that if the roles were reversed, they would be able to find a helping hand without issue.
That’s what makes the ag community so special. The sense of unity between friends, family, and often times, complete strangers.
Farmers are willing and ready to help out anyone, without asking questions or expressing hesitation. They don’t request an explanation, background information, or anything really. They offer a hand when they’re asked, period.
The level of genuine kindness that exists in the ag realm is one that is difficult to find elsewhere, and if you’re ever fortunate enough to experience it, I encourage you to share your experience with others, too.
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