During the week of March 14 – 20th, we are celebrating National Ag Week by thanking farmers for all that they do, but let’s not forget what they provide us with the other 51 weeks each year. National Ag Week is to recognize that farmer who does his or her very best when providing for their animals and land they live off of.
South Dakota is dominated by agriculture and which is something we should all appreciate. Our farmers raise some of the best beef, pork and poultry in the world. Not to mention record corn and soybean crops in tough conditions.
What do you have to be thankful for?
How about the dairy men and women that milk their cows every morning and night
How about the farmers checking on their calves at 3 a.m. in the freezing cold
How about those grain farmers producing record crops that provide food, feed, fuel and fiber
So the next time your grilling a steak or eating that sweet corn, take a second to think about that farmer that has devoted his life to raising the animals and grains that helped produce not only the best tasting, but some of the safest and most inexpensive food in the world.
Another commodity being produced by our farmers is of course, ethanol. Ethanol truly is a homegrown fuel, starting with a seed and eventually being put in your gas tank while never leaving the state. Our farmers and ethanol producers are providing South Dakota with a clean-burning fuel alternative that is not only benefitting our environment, but also our economy by keeping those dollars in our state.
We do have a great amount to be thankful for, so if you come across a farmer not only during the next week, but any time of year say those two kind words…”Thank You.”
Below are some links to videos of events taking place during National Ag Week in South Dakota.