Saturday, June 9, 2012

First Things First...

Hi All, my name is Ashley and I hail from a large farm located in Sutton Nebraska. I am a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a degree in Agricultural Business and minor in Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship (we will talk about this later).  And I am very excited about my first job in the real world as the Director of Communications at the Nebraska Cattlemen! 

So first things first, AGRICULTURE = MY PASSION.  You may be asking yourself why, because trust me I get that question often.  So let me give you a quick rundown.  

Like I mentioned, I grew up on a large farm in south central Nebraska.  Quick fact, 98% of American farms are family owned and operated, and mine is no different.  Our farm is operated by my farther, my mother, my uncle, my cousin, my two older brothers, and our two employees.  It is definitely a big family affair when it comes to working on the farm.  We raise corn and soybeans and also have a cow calf herd.  But what makes us unique, due to my oldest brother,  is the fact that we also operate a pumpkin farm, a vegetable production greenhouse, and also produce value - added ag. products(don't worry we will talk more about this later as well).

So as you can tell agriculture runs deep in my blood. It is the lively hood of my family and also a majority of those around me.  I have grown up with alove for the soil and livestock and the knowledge of all things we as farmers create for the world.  I am grateful for being raised on farm because without it, I would not be the person I am today.  So it has become my goal in life to give back to the AMAZING world of agriculture, which has given me so much in my short 21 years.  So I hope you will enjoy my thoughts and maybe learn a little about the world of agriculture and life on a Nebraska farm along the way.

...that's what she said

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