I’m not even going to do it. I won’t say a word. You will now hear nothing from me apologizing for missing last week and I refuse to make excuses about how we were directing a church camp and volunteering our time and how I was too crazy to write a blog post. Not gonna happen. 😉
However, I am planning to tell you about a request I received (while at said church camp) from the advisor of the Lexington, MO FFA chapter. The request relates to the theme of the Missouri State Fair– “Chicks Dig It.”
The members of this FFA Chapter were a bit put off by the theme and felt it was not respectful of women. So they decided to do something about it. They used their display space at the fair to honor women in agriculture.
And they asked me to be part of their display.
I am indeed honored.
I’ve not been privileged to meet all of the women represented here, but I know several of them well, and I am also amazed to be included in this group. Diane Olson is the Missouri Farm Bureau director of Promotion and Education and the creator of the Who Grew My Soup lesson plan which holds a top spot here on my blog. Chris Chinn is fellow blogger, board member of Missouri Farm Bureau, has testified before Congress on behalf of farmers and ranchers, and currently serves as one of four select farmers in a program to share food information with the public. Kristin Perry is the director of ALOT (Agriculture Leaders of Tomorrow), the program my husband is currently participating in and the reason for our trip to Monsanto in June. She is also a lawyer who represents farmers and has handled some pretty amazing cases! I’m blessed to call each of these three friends, and way out-classed to be placed among them!
And kudos to the members of the Lexington FFA chapter for productively righting wrongs. You didn’t whine or complain, or even march in protest. You fixed a problem.
And love what you are all doing for agriculture.