I just came back from Western Canadian Agribition. Like my agriculture life, I had a blast. I visited with friends and agriculture representatives from many companies. I saw all CCA Rodeo finals and took in some other activities. When I returned home, I realized that agriculture is a rural Disneyland. I can drive the tractor one minute, then check feedlot pens with either of my two horses. I mean, I felt very proud of what I do each and everyday. Knowing that the next day, repetitive as it can be somedays, I am going to enjoy myself again and play. I don’t do it for the money. I do it for the shear joy of accomplishment and satisfaction.
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.