They say children are the future, so we decided to go directly to the source to ask kids about agriculture and growing up on a farm. Check out their answers below.
Do you want to be a farmer when you grow up? Why or why not?
Jax, 4: Yes! Because I want to live on a farm and ride buckin’ bulls!
Hunter, 8: When asked if he was going to play basketball “when he got older,” Hunter said, “I can’t. I’m going to be a farmer.”
Lenden, 11: I would like to come back to the family farm, but I would like to work for NASA and make money and then retire and bring back the money I made and bring it back to the farm. I would really like the farm to stay in the family.
Jeff, 35: I do not want to be a farmer when I grow up; that is WAAAAAY too hard of work. And there are a lot of weird smells involved!
What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the farm?
Aidan, 9: The funniest thing I ever did on the farm was when my sister and me were able to high-five each other on our four-wheelers while we were driving!
Tristyn, 11: The funniest thing I ever saw on the farm is when my pig, Bat Girl, would lay on her back so we could rub her belly, and when she would run back and forth and then push at your legs and then bark when she was angry!
Lenden, 11: My dad milking my first calf heifer in the lot with no halter, no feed and a person driving by who almost wrecked watching my dad. Also, my sister getting cow poop in her mouth!
What’s the best lesson you’ve learned on the farm?
Jax, 4: Learning how to drive the skid steer and cuddling kittens.
Ava, 10: I really can’t pick one best thing about the farm because I love them all! But the best lesson learned would be always watch your step – those cow pies…
Ella, 13: The best lessons I have learned from being able to spend time on the farm are strength, determination and passion. To have the strength to fight through the tough times, determination to carry you through the trying times, and love for it all at the end of the day when you get to look at what you’ve raised, grown, harvested or fixed with your own two hands. Not too many people get to have that joy at the end of the day.
Kayla, 17: 4-H has taught me how to be a hard worker, and how to take responsibility for myself and my projects!
What’s one thing you’d tell/teach someone who’s never been on a farm?
Jax, 4: How to feed bales with the skid steer and scoop dirt with the bucket.
Lenden, 11: My family doesn’t hurt animals like some people think farmers do. And the cows in my family herd are very spoiled. My one cow, I can lay on her, and she won’t move.