I thought it would be a good idea to put my weeks’ worth of learning into a blog post. But, then, I decided it was actually not much different than the “education” I have received my whole life: from my family and our values, from my experience on the farm, and from my education.
First, thank you to everyone who has read my most recent blog post. I appreciate the overwhelming support. As you may know, I tried to host a tour on our farm for three young men representing PETA2, but unfortunately, it didn’t work out. Like most people, full time students have difficult schedules.
Now, for the things I learned this week:
1. Standing on science is important to me, always has been, and always will be.
Opinions are opinions. Science is science. I will choose science. After all, I’m a college student studying Animal “Science.”
My parents have always taught me to be humble. I think this includes having and showing respect for others. I can respect another way of thinking, and I ask for respect for my values in return.
3. People are yearning for knowledge
The simple truth is most people don’t know a farmer. That’s where I can help. I’m a farmer. I know about farming. While we come from very different perspectives and fundamentally disagree about animals being raised for food; if this experience has taught me anything it is that I'm meant to help connect consumers to agriculture. I'm proud of what I do and will talk to anyone about farming.