BISMARCK — This week marks a great week in North Dakota for NDFB. And not just because it follows my birthday. It’s NDFB Week, March 5-11. And our theme this year is, “I farm because…”
So as NDFB President, I thought I’d share with you, “I farm because the way of life, working with your hands, working in the soils, building the fences, handling the livestock is a rewarding part of life for me.
“Raising my family with all those things is a rewarding part of life for me. Watching young livestock animals be born, the process they go through to grow, and at the end, they have a death with a purpose so that our life can be fulfilled with their nutritious benefits. That’s why I farm.”
Farming puts us in touch with nature in a special way that we can do it with our families, and share it with others, and share the bounties of that great natural resource that as farmers, we get to work with daily, weekly, monthly through every month of the year. If you have a story that you would like to share, if you’re a farmer or a rancher and you would like to share your story of “I farm because…” you can go to our website, ndfb.org/ifarmbecause and share your story, why you farm and the reasons you’re proud to call yourself a North Dakota farmer or rancher.
Also on this page, you can see what others have already said, there are videos of people stating “I farm because….” and what makes them proud to call themselves an agriculturist in North Dakota.
Share in the stories with us, and have a wonderful week, March 5-11, as we celebrate NDFB Week.
For questions or comments, please contact Dawn Smith-Pfeifer.
— Daryl Lies, North Dakota Farm Bureau President
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