If the Ag Industry were a person, what would you say to them?

If the Ag Industry were a person, what would you say to them?

We all know there is no better industry to be raised in than the agriculture industry. We should be grateful for the opportunities and life lessons it brings us. Not everyone is able to live the kind of life we do, and for that let’s be thankful.

If you’ve ever wondered what you would say to this industry if it were an actual person, we’ve done the work for you. In fact, we asked a few people that simple question “what would you say to agriculture if he or she were a person” and some of their responses may - or may not - surprise you.

Thank you for:

Teaching me how to make, defend, and stand up for my decisions.
— Livestock Judging Coach, Howard Co., MD.
For showing me how to be able to objectively look at things and determine the good from the bad.
— Livestock Judging Coach, Howard Co., MD.
Showing me that I can trust myself.
— Livestock Judging Coach, Howard Co., MD.
Teaching me the value of seeing the “bigger picture” – being a part of something bigger than just yourself.
— Past Howard Co., MD 4-H Member
Helping me realize that it wasn’t about how the placings went that day, it was about the people that were standing beside you in the barns and in the ring that would be there no matter what happened in the show. Be a graceful loser and a humble winner.
— Past Howard Co., MD 4-H Member
Teaching me what hard work, dedication, and never giving up truly means. Caring for a 1300lb steer takes time and effort, something the average person wouldn’t do. It shows you the true meaning of responsibility.
— Past Frederick Co.. MD 4-H Member
Teaching me the value of seeing the “bigger picture” – Being a part of something bigger than just yourself.
— Past Howard Co., MD 4-H Member
Helping me realize the good from the bad. Nothing is perfect, things may go right one day and wrong the next but we learn from our mistakes.
— Past Middletown MD FFA Member
Helping me understand the time and effort it takes to build something from nothing. Not to mention, the pure joy and excitement you get when you realize you made that nothing turn to something.
— Past Middletown MD FFA Member
Helping me define patience. It is the key to success.
— Past Middletown MD FFA Member
Building confidence in me and helping me realize how much of an impact I have on the community.
— Past Maryland 4-H Member and Current 4-H Volunteer
Forming life long friendships and connections.
— Past Maryland 4-H Member and Current 4-H Volunteer/Parent
Teaching me leadership. It has strengthen my public speaking skills and have the courage to sit at the table as a woman in agriculture when it can sometimes be a man’s world.
— Past Pennsylvania 4-H Member
Showing me all about the money. Budgeting is something I learned at a very young age because of 4-H, way before any accounting class could.
— Past Pennsylvania 4-H Member
Teaching me how to be a person that today’s youth want to follow.
— Past Pennsylvania 4-H Member
Bringing the community together in times of need.
— Current Frederick Co., MD 4-H Parent
The revolving door of opportunities. Along with the youth participation, eventually you will become a teacher and help younger generation.
— Dairy Farmer and Past Frederick Co., MD 4-H Member
Showing me where my true passion lies.
— Current Carroll Co., MD 4-H and Livestock Judging Member

These are the biggest assets this industry has given to the community and we plan on spending the rest of our lives repaying it for everything.

The agricultural industry is known for the way we help people, it is a lifestyle.

Thank you, ag.

 

 

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