12 Different Types of Men You’ll (Probably) Date in the Ag World
As a 20-something looking for great big, real, all-consuming love, I've had my fair share of dates with men who have taught something a little different about their specific segments within the industry along with their interests. May you date the perfect Ag Man to fulfill your desires of all things love!
The Farm Help: They say don’t mix business with pleasure, but when the farm help has muscles of WWE Champion and a hearty laugh leads to sweet summer moments only Deana Carter can describe. Plus, what farm girl isn’t touched when a neighborhood boy has an interest in agriculture and offers her a hand in throwing a hay bale or two.
The Stock Show Circuit Star: He has mastered the ‘peacock’ mating-attraction rule. He wears all those bight, pattern show stopping shirts for one reason only, attention. You’ll learn that he is not used to sharing the spotlight but, he’ll relish in knowing that you two are the ‘it’ couple.
The Truck Enthusiast: Get ready to spend endless spend spring, summer and fall evenings out watching him and his favorite toy battling to finish for the longest and toughest pull of both their lives. There’s nothing more that he loves more than you well, maybe the truck. You’ll share endless amounts of time with him and his truest love.
The Townie: He has never had the same routine as you- his weekend mornings are spent sleeping in, sipping coffee and reading the newspaper without worrying about farm related matters. His passion for non-farm related activities such as weeklong cruises or trips to New York City will inspire you to invest in relaxing (well at least once in a while).
The Agribusiness Bro: Surf and Turf dinners along with a sleek ride are in the queue for your date nights. Dressed in boat shoes and cargo shorts he’ll have you swooning till you find out that he is either all business or all play. He has trouble balancing both even if he majored in balancing the books with a full college party season.
The Hardcore Hunter: Coons, Coors, and Camo are the three ‘C’s that rock this guy’s world. Like all Ag men he’s a hard worker till the hunting of any wildlife species is in season. Some of his best stories involved his crew or his hunting dog, a cooler of brews, and a Remington.
The Organic/Environmentalist: He most likely doesn’t come from a traditional farming background. His cool, rugged allure along with the smell of his pine cologne will capture your attention. The dinner-date conversations will take place over a meal made with local foods and his talking points about the stats of global warming caused by bovine gases.
The Livestock Judger: He looks at the whole picture and still sees the finer details that the naked eye misses. He admires the way your feet line up; you’ll make his heart melt with that nervous habit you display when he whispers sweet nothings in your ear. Be wary of those compliments he whispers many are not as original as you think, most likely other sassy heifers have heard it too.
The Ag Lawyer: If his passion for defending this industry doesn’t place him on your radar than it’s the way he styles a suit with cowboy boots. He is killer in the courtroom with all those tortes which translates he will be passionate in other parts of his life. Those dramatic, passion fueled kisses will leave you wondering if a Hollywood film crew has captured these rare moments when he was with you instead of a brief.
The Engineer: Being of a quieter nature, you might miss this guy. He’s a bit of genius in his fields of bio-renewable and agricultural systems. Behind the glasses and converses is a guy who will discover the map to your heart. When he locks eyes with you and flashes that sweet shy guy smile, you’ll be in dreamland. Be aware of other girls maybe flocking to his guy and he’ll be slow moving in letting them know the only digits he wants long term are yours.
The Lumberjack: No one else is ever able to pull off the beard and flannel the way he does. His style promises breakfast in bed with maple syrup that fulfills your lazy morning dreams. Bonus Points, if he’s an artist with that chainsaw. Just be prepared for Christmas wish lists filled with chainsaws, blades, and various logging equipment. Is he Leatherface or just a guy who gets his kicks on the splintering noise of steel to wood? That’s a risk you take in love.
The Passion Fruit Man: He’s the apple of your eye! Many of your dates will happen around any fruit season that involves picking and hay wagon rides around his parents' agri-tourism orchard farm. He’s got mad skills in pumpkin weight guessing, and wine and hard cider making. He’ll plan those perfect Instagram worthy dates in the orchard before the charm wears off as winter moves in. Farm girls will have competition since city girls are just as charmed by him and his idealistic country lifestyle.