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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Celebrate National Agriculture Day!

March 19 is National Agriculture Day..."so what" you say?

What Is Ag Day All About? (from the agday.org website)
Ag Day is about recognizing - and celebrating - the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives. The National Ag Day program encourages every American to:
  • Understand how food and fiber products are produced.
  • Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.
  • Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.

My Man and I contribute just a tiny bit to the agriculture industry, but we are proud to produce a quality product so you can have good, safe food on your table!

We do a lot of this...

When the Wind Blows
(usually from May through early September)
...to grow as much of this as we can...

Hayin' Time Again/1
(three cuttings June, July and September)
...most of which is trucked off to Willamette Valley dairies...

(200 tons)
...so you can go to your local grocery store and buy milk, butter, and cheese!

What alfalfa we grow that isn't good enough for dairy cows, we feed to our own cows to raise a few of these...

Airs Above the Ground
(Early Girl - a 2013 calf)
...who, when old enough and fed right, will be available to you at your local grocery store.
Beef - That's what's for dinner!

Just think of all of the food products that are available to you in one place...at your local grocery store...those products didn't get there by chance or by magic. A lot of sweat, joy, heartbreak and tears goes into each of those products by farmers and ranchers all across our nation...and the world.

You gotta watch Ranching Awesome!!

And you can't forget Farmer Style!!

Say THANK YOU to a farmer or rancher today...celebrate with us National Agriculture Day!

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gowestferalwoman said...


we are still getting snow here in the high country, but we'll take moisture anyway we can after the fire and drought last year!

A Quiet Corner said...

We got more of the white stuff here in CT last night and chilly temps will continue...but it sure is nice to see sunshine at your place!...:)JP

cheyenne jones said...

You and they, have made my day! Loved the vids!

Anonymous said...

Love Early girl ~ adorable and lovely photography of your hard working world ~ Bravo to you all. Enjoy ^_^

Maia said...

Without you and the work you do, there would be no us.

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Fantastic photos! Thanks for working so hard!

CDH said...

Great pics. It still amazes me that people still don't know where their food comes from. And that farmers and ranchers are the best stewards of the land. They do not understand that if we don't take great care of our land, then we have no product to sell.

Candy C. said...

A big thank you to you guys for all you do! Those videos are GREAT!! :)

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Love the calf. Looks like she is flying.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Great post about what you do! Thanks! I love that Tillamook Cheese, it is on my grocery list every week..smoked cheddar is our favorite:)

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