Farming is a noble vocation. It is a vocation of faith and charity. Farmers grow nutritious food, fuel and fiber for a growing population while caring for the land and God’s creatures, all while hoping for future generations to take the torch and keep on farming. I am so proud to be part of the next generation of farmers as well as inspiring yet the next generation to follow. God put cows in my heart for a reason. God put a love of the land in my heart for a reason. While hauling hay home I was in complete awe of the beautiful gifts the Lord blesses farmers with. Farmers see the wonders of nature, capture the glories of life to give life. Farmers feed people; what an amazing vocation! Farmers care for the land; what an astonishing responsibility! Farmers care for livestock; what an awesome duty!
There is a small segment of the population that possesses the skills and passion required to grow and raise food to feed people and I am so proud to be called to that elite group. There comes a time in life where you know you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Where it just clicks. Farming is hard work and there are difficult days but I would take a bunch of difficult days for just one great day farming. Farming has never felt “like work” for me. Don’t get me wrong, it is hard and I am not trying to sugar coat it, but I have always felt drawn to keep on trying no matter what my farming life threw at me. Farming is my calling and my passion and I will keep on fighting for my vocation, it is God’s work that I am called to do.