• Author
    Ag More Than Ever

Canada’s Agriculture Day: bigger and better in 2019

Posted on

We invited agvocates and partners to celebrate agriculture and food on February 12. And wow, did you step up to the plate and deliver.

You celebrated from the farm:

You celebrated at work and school:

You celebrated coast-to-coast:

You dressed for the occasion:

You reflected on your journey:

 

View this post on Instagram

 

It was a simple question. “Why did you become a farmer?” Last week I was interviewed by a high school student doing a project on agriculture. I thought that the answer to her question would be easy but it was more challenging than I realized. In truth I didn’t always want to be a farmer. I always loved the farm but my thirst for knowledge and change kept me daydreaming of other careers. At one time it was being a veterinarian and at another it was a meteorologist. Once I even sat down and filled out a teacher’s college enrolment form. The wake up call came as I finished up my animal science degree at the University of Guelph. My dad needed new knees and I was given the ultimatum to take over the farm or it would be sold. It was a stressful time for me. Looking back I have no regrets. Farming is challenging beyond belief and rewarding beyond measure. So what about my other interests? Perhaps I’m not a meteorologist but I get to live the weather every day. I didn’t go through vet school but I married a vet and I get to nurture and care for animal as a career. The teacher in me is content sharing farm life with my family and the world. Sometime we spend too much time searching when what we are looking for is right under our noses. #agmorethanever #cdnag #ontag #dairyfarmer #career #whyifarm #lifestyleblogger #farm #agriculture #farm365 #agvocate #agpride

A post shared by Farmer Tim (@farmer__tim) on

You inspired people in the food business:

You inspired people outside of the ag industry:

You inspired some big names:

You celebrated some special moments:

You made the news:

Of course, you celebrated with Canadian food:

 

View this post on Instagram

 

#cdnagday cookies for Saskatchewan Pulse Growers – such a fun set to make! 🌾🇨🇦🚜 #thankafarmer #agday

A post shared by Sweet Wheat Bakeshop (@sweetwheatbakeshop) on

This was YOUR day. And Canada took notice. Let’s not stop there – we have a powerful story to tell, let’s continue to tell it all year long.

This entry was posted in From the team and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Recent posts

Influencing the Food Influencers

Farm tours share the story of agriculture with consumers – in a really impactful way. Interacting with the animals, seeing […]

Get updates, tips and more by joining our agvocate list

Sign up