As we were speaking today, John's eyes got big, his voice started getting louder, and his hands began to fly. He was getting so fired up about one particular subject- not his kids, not meeting the sales objectives for the spring, and not the creation of a new product. Instead, he got fired up about FFA!
Youth in agriculture.
This past weekend, I attended an educational and promotional weekend for dairy princesses through Midwest Dairy. Each of the 84 young women in attendance left the event equipped to share their agriculture story and love for dairy with every person they interact with, whether it is a three year-old consumer, a mom trying to feed her kids a healthy diet, or a peer in college. We left with the ability to tell our story effectively.
We all can share our story - growing up on a dairy farm, finding that we love the FFA Public Speaking Career Development Event, or helping our local food shelf - with someone near us. It doesn't have to be to an entire company. Start by telling one person. There are many of us, all with experiences from FFA, 4-H, and agriculture life that can be shared. Begin with one story.
Tell one person.
Share one story.
It all makes a difference.
Just a few thoughts from a farmer's daughter.