When my significant other tells me in the morning to have a nice day at work, I always respond by telling her that I don’t go to work , I go play. Rain or shine, hot or cold outside, I play. Whether it’s fixing machinery, moving cows, building or taking down fence; it feels like play. Agriculture in my eyes should be adventurous and enjoyable. Sure, there are times that are a little challenging. But when I meet those challenges head on I sit back and smile. I have an associates degree in general agriculture. I’ve worked for dairy people, beef people and worked for Parmalat Canada (Beatrice Foods) for 10 years. I can’t imagine doing anything else in life. The sun shines when I close my eyes at night knowing that I am going to play again the next day.
For Chris Renwick, farming isn’t just his career. It’s part of his family’s legacy. And continuing that legacy is a profound source of pride for this seventh-generation farmer.
Jill Burkhardt’s reason for being a proud agvocate is simple: she couldn’t imagine her life without being involved in agriculture.
To say that Amy VanderHeide has a lot on her plate would be quite an understatement.