I truly wish that everyone would have the opportunity to come to Washington, D.C. and get involved with the governance of our great nation.
The YF&R program is something that is near and dear to my heart. It's where Jennifer and I got our first taste of KFB and saw the power and importance of being involved.
We are seeing our population drop in most of rural Kansas, which means our political influence also is shrinking. We are seeing political power swing to more populated areas.
We have weathered tough times, grown as an operation and become the biggest and most influential general farm organization in the state.
Think about it; it’s a holiday where the main celebration is a feast. If that is not a celebration of agriculture, I don’t know what is.
Annual meetings are always a big event, but this year’s promises to be one of the biggest and best. You are not going to want to miss it, and that’s why we are making plans six weeks out.
Whether it is in D.C., Topeka or a fourth-grade classroom, many times I wonder, why me? Why can’t I just stay home and work on my farm and forget the rest of the world exists?
I paused for a moment last week when Kelly announced he was retiring after 41 years on the radio. Mornings meant coffee, eggs and Kelly.
While we should reflect on our accomplishments and what we have achieved over the last 100 years, this is also the time to look toward the next 100.
We all get down at times, I know I did this winter. We had wave after wave of bad weather; it never let us catch a breath.