Farmers will tell you that the farming business is about three things – hope, faith, and the future. We spend a lot of time thinking about the future, and the future of agriculture. And the future of agriculture, like the past and the present, is about people – young people.
Recently, we provided some support for a building managed by the South Dakota FFA. The building is the Animal Nursery & Ag Learning Center at the South Dakota State Fair. Thousands of people toured the center, and, yes, they saw our banner and those of the other sponsors, but they also saw something else – the young people who are the future of agriculture.
“A lot of people come through the State Fair FFA Ag Learning Center with no knowledge of agriculture,” said Ryan VanTassel, a district FFA officer from Philip, S.D. “It was great sharing a small piece of how important agriculture is in the short conversations I had with them.”
We’re proud to be part of agriculture, and of the young people who will one day be leading it.