The Texas Department of Agriculture tweeted the following this morning:
Color me curious.
So I watched.
Color me impressed.
The passion of this woman is contagious. She doesn’t just know what she’s saying is truth, she believes it. She feels it. I’ve seen this video on dozens of other agriculture related Twitter feeds and Facebook pages since.
Agriculture is an industry of do-ers. Farmers and ranchers are hard workers. Nose to the grindstone people. They have to be in order to accomplish the massive task of providing food and fiber to – not just the nation – but the world. Trouble is they’ve been so busy doing they haven’t noticed what’s going on around them. People are talking. In the past agriculture has been too busy to join the conversation. As a result, people started taking the agriculture industry for granted.
But the wind is shifting. This video is proof. Agriculture is making its voice heard. Agvocacy is growing. The conversation finally got squeaky enough to be greased.
So I ask…
Will farm safety be part of that conversation?
Should it be part of the conversation?
In the past 2 days I’ve heard about 4 farm safety accidents. A 4-year-old is in fair condition. Families across the country are mourning the loss of a 3-year-old, a 9-year-old, and a 77-year-old.
Two days. And there are probably more I don’t know about.
Yes. Farm safety has to be part of the conversation. So the question becomes, how do we get people fired up about it? In the past the most passionate farm safety advocates were born out of a tragedy. It became reactive instead of proactive. We’re trying to make that change.
How can you help?
Farm safety advocates – STAND UP!
Written by Tracy Schlater, marketing director for Farm Safety 4 Just Kids.
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