I’m sure everyone will describe and celebrate their father differently tomorrow. I look back and remember my father instilling a sense of independence and fearlessness in me. Through his eyes I believed I could do anything. As I look at my husband I see him instilling a sense of interdependence in our children and grandchildren. They too believe they can do anything but they have an awareness of uncontrollable conditions and an ability to be flexible that I had to learn later in life. Farming together we have learned that we all need each other because there are so many things we cannot control or change like the weather.
As we work through each day we realize this is the only time we will have this moment, this decision and this opportunity. Make the most of every moment this weekend and every day that follows because,
whether it’s tutus or tractors we all need each other.
Remember some one is always watching us. What are we teaching them?
Happy Father’s Day!
As a young child, my father was a rice farmer in Crowley, Louisiana; “The Rice Capital of America”. Now as an adult I live in Arkansas, rice producing state.
Arkansas is the nation’s largest rice growing state, producing half of the nation’s rice and nearly nine billion pounds annually. Arkansas ranks first among rice producing states.
Rice production is concentrated in the eastern half of the state. The top five rice producing counties are Arkansas, Poinsett, Cross, Lawrence and Lonoke. Arkansas rice is sodium, cholesterol and gluten free. Rice has only a trace of fat and has not trans fat or saturated fat.
The 2013 Farm Bureau® Women’s Communications Boot Camp will be held July 23-26 in Washington, DC. This intensive training session is for any woman who is a Farm Bureau® member and who is interested in building the skills needed to communicate for agriculture and Farm Bureau®. During the course of two days, there will be sessions on public speaking, testifying, targeting your message, working with the media and seeking elected office.
For more information on the program, and to learn how to apply, please see the attached document.