Our whirlwind tour of Maryland, Delaware and North Dakota went off without a hitch last week. The view from 30,000 feet appears to show that most people in the northern part of the United States are dealing with more winter than usual. In fact Bismarck is running out of room to pile the white stuff.
Dover, Delaware was the site of the Regional Women in Ag conference that we spoke at on Thursday and Friday. They had a great crowd in attendance. Delaware is one of those great places in this country that can support a large variety of agriculture. The women there were excited about agriculture and are doing a fantastic job promoting it.
We left there and flew straight to Bismarck, ND. Even in North Dakota they are getting tired of winter. While it was cold outside, things were cooking inside at the Young Farmer and Rancher Leadership Conference. There were over 100 in attendance. The state's YF&R committee did a fantastic job hosting the event. The enthusiasm for agriculture was fantastic and they were eager to hear the message we shared with them.
Congratulations to both of these groups for their commitment to agriculture and feeding the world. It was our privilege to be there with you and keep up the good work.