Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Away From Home

     I was standing in line to get coffee when I received a text from the farm.  It was a picture of a little red heifer in the field who we want to keep and maybe show.  It made me think of yesterday when I was at the barn and nobody (the cows) knew who I was.  The next day I got another text from the farm with a picture of my dad mowing hay till 1 am and back up before 5 am so he could finish,  I was sad at first but then I remembered why I am doing this whole college thing.  I am doing this so I can give back to the agriculture community.  You will hear me say this a lot because it is so true.  At school the "Ag Campus" is my home away from home and although it hurts my heart to know my show heifers don't even recognize me it will all be worth it in the end.


I am going to write another blog about her because she is so unique!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Differing Opinions

     I went into my last class Biodiversity: Past, Present, and Future.  The professor, who I know I am going to enjoy having, is an environmentalist of sorts.  He believes to survive we have to co-mingle with the environment and organisms other than our selves and he said "We are failing greatly."    Coming from a farming background the environment is of the utmost importance to us.  We take pride in the fact we have farmed the same land for years and to do so takes close relationships with people like the NRCS and the EPA.   I cannot wait to embark on this journey of different views on some topics I hope to bring here, the margins of my notes already have "Blog Post..." scattered about.  It is going to be an excited semester here at The  University of Tennessee.