Loving on agriculture

Loving on agriculture

Feb 8
Sara Barton, Agricultural Leadership and Science Education Program Intern

February is the month of love. Valentine’s Day is vastly approaching, and people are thinking hard about how to show their significant others just how much they love them. As a farm girl and Agriculture Education major, the agriculture industry holds a special place in my heart. This Valentine’s Day, I would like to show some love to one of my favorite things, agriculture.

On a holiday such as Valentine’s Day, agriculture is playing a huge role. The flowers you are buying, and chocolate-covered strawberries you are consuming are made available to you because of agriculture. Horticulturists in florist shops are running full speed and farmers are scrambling to harvest their produce to get it on the shelf.

I love agriculture. Not only for giving us products for holidays like Valentine’s Day, but also for creating a fruitful future for us all. Hard work, intelligence, and passion are words that come to mind when I think about the people that I know working in the agriculture industry. The influence of agriculture can shape your mind and actions into being a humble and respectable person. To me, an industry that can change the attitude and heart of a person is worth loving.

I encourage you all to take the time to think about the important role this industry plays in your life. Show agriculture some LOVE by thanking a farmer, agriculture teacher, or educating others about this great industry.