Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Need for Young Farmers

I found this article/story by Newson6 about Oklahoma's Agriculture Industry Faces Need for Young Farmers.

"We are losing our farmers," Emily said. "I'm not going to lie and say kids in kindergarten are raising their hands saying they want to be farmers."

I guess she has never met our children.  They are very eager to help us around our land and at the big farm. We are so thankful that we have the opportunity to raise our children on a farm.  They are learning vital life-lessons about how to garden, how to raise chickens and cattle, how to bale hay and how to maintain tractors and other farm equipment.  Our oldest son is also now in 4H just as Kyle was and wants to start showing goats.  The skills and responsibilities that he will be learning will help him in every aspect of life. We are hoping that it will be a catapult  for him and the younger two.

It is our PRAYER that our children grow up wanting to be farmers and pass down these skills to their children.

1 comment:

  1. We live in a huge farming community (even though we don't live on a farm) and 4H is really big here. I am thinking of getting the kids involved in that this fall...although I don't think we'll be raising goats:)