On Tuesday night's AgChat on Twitter a great idea was shared about how we can thank farmer and ranchers for the hard work they do growing our food. And with Thanksgiving this week, it couldn't come at a better time.
If you have a twitter account, please use the hashtag #thankafarmer on Wednesday morning and share what you are thankful for. The big effort to begin at 9am MST, but please feel free to thank a farmer all day long. Not only will this give everyone a chance to reflect on what great things farmers and ranchers produce that we should be thankful for everyday, but it will also help remind everyone else where their food comes from.
If you don't have a twitter account, please do the same thing on Facebook, or a blog if you have one. The point is we need to take the day before Thanksgiving to give thanks for all of our blessings, especially the safe, affordable, abundant food supply we enjoy in this country. It doesn't happen by accident, it happens because of the world's greatest farmers and ranchers that live in this country.
Thanks everyone and have a wonderful Thanksgiving! ~Troy
Wednesday Morning update:
WOW!! Thank a farmer is really catching on. Here is a long list of blogs that are already talking about it. Check them out! And please get in on the action if you can. I can't think of a better way to kick off our Thanksgiving holiday.
Love Thanksgiving? Thank a Farmer - Busy Women's Guide to Eating Better http://bit.ly/8lvACg
Giving Thanks - Cut to the Paste http://bit.ly/8w1Bvz
Be Thankful for a Lot of Things, and Don't Forget the Farmers - Texas Agriculture Talks http://bit.ly/7vcClc
America’s Family Farmers – Food for thought from Monsanto http://bit.ly/8HXNux
Farmers make foodie aspirations possible - Farm Bureau Blog http://bit.ly/4svklJ
Don't Be a Turkey This Thanksgiving, Thank a Farmer - Beyond the Rows http://bit.ly/6Y8WgQ
Food a Plenty, Thanks to family farmers - NCGA http://bit.ly/2plNrK
Giving Thanks - Marketing Newbie http://bit.ly/8nhJCs
A place to post your thanks - Beef from Pasture to Plate http://bit.ly/5nuPL9
A Farmer in Northwest Iowa - Faith, Fiction, Friends http://bit.ly/5EdzJl
Thanking a Farmer for Introducing Me to the World of Beef Cattle - Beef from Pasture to Plate http://bit.ly/5DpkxC
Fun Facts about the Food We Eat - Ag Day http://bit.ly/70rAgI
Thank a Farmer - Beef From Pasture to Plate http://bit.ly/8oEQni
#thank a Farmer - JB Chicago http://bit.ly/5rfMzp
It's Thank a Farmer Week - Tyson Foods Hunger Aid http://bit.ly/8nF2xg
#ThankaFarmer - Ray-Lin Dairy http://bit.ly/5OgYgC
Reflections on Your Thanksgiving Plate http://bit.ly/7Kz2r0