Grandchildren . . .
One of God’s greatest gifts.
As grandparents, we are part parent, part caretaker, and part friend. That places us in a very special place in our grandchildren’s lives. Personally, as farming grandparents, we feel a responsibility and a duty to teach them about farming and where their food comes from. We are PROUD and honored to can share our farming experiences, especially on this National AgDay.
We are fortunate that our grandchildren live fairly close to us and can visit us often. They come with us when we go to the hog barns, in the tractors during spring planting, in the combine during corn and soybean harvest, and when we work in the garden. They love to explore, ask questions, help in the garden, play outdoors, ride their bikes, play with the dog, and help grandma and grandpa doing whatever they are doing.
It is sad to say the majority of people are not as fortunate as our grandchildren in having this direct connection to farming. And because of that lack of connection, misinformation and untruths about agriculture can easily make way into peoples’ opinions and decisions in regards to food and farming practices.
We need to change that.Continue Reading