As it was in 2005, I see , as I drive down the big highway from Centerville Utah to just near Kaysville Utah more houses, more asphalt and less farm ground.
Out against the great Salt Lake one sees not lush farm ground or a farmer tilling the soil, but another Wal-Mart or Smith Food Center being built. Oh they soon will need those food stores since Utahn’s like other areas will have to import their food.
I caught this commentary last weekend on This Week In Agribusiness on RFDTV, about the lack of qualified or even willing teachers willing to teach agriculture to young students.
Today as I was chatting with my second seat here at the studio, the lack of FFA, 4-H and other similar classes were being offered. Did America or at least Utah give up on production farming? Or even farming to begin with? Few realize or remember that the organization that created HazzardAyre Radio started as a 4-H Truck Transportation Club. That’s right a 4-H Club. Simply called the TeenAge Truckers Association.
Teaching youth driving farm trucks and equipment how to do just that drive properly the rigs moving agriculture. As for me after I got along going towing, during summer months, few tows, but lots of farm ground to be fertilized, and enhanced through nutrients, so Dad being the business guy he was, brought myself and cousin Gordon, in and created Eagle Starr Flying Service. With two helicopters two air tractors. Over the years Eagle Star Flying Service became AyreWolf Aviation in 2006, be that as it may, farming and agriculture has always been a foundation for my life and I know how important it is to everyone, since everyone needs to do this one thing every day or you die, its called EAT. And its sad to see the land giving way to homes, interstates, roads, and shopping centers.
I want to see more farms, more kids out working the land. The complaint by many is the rush over the borders of Mexican workers. True it has became a problem, but dig this, how many kids or even Anglo men are out in those fields in a hot sun, hoeing sugar beets, or even driving a potato truck? How many teens, not of a farm family are in a barn helping to milk cows? How many are out on a July day moving hand lines Sprinkler pipes? Get the kids, teens , etc out from in front of a computer screen, away from that cell phone and away from the cable TV and put em in the fields. That’s how you reduce the need of farmers having to bring in Mexican farm labor.
There’s a thrill, of satisfaction of coming in from a long day in the fields working on a farm, bringing in a crop of hay, sitting down to a REAL home made meal, with cold buttermilk, mashed taters, thick gravy and a side of pork, then going in reading the Bible and getting a nights sleep. Taking a line from the Jim Carrey movie , Bruce Almighty, when God was telling Bruce, “ Some of the happiest people in the world come in at night smelling like high Heaven” I believe that.
Get our youth back on the farm, lets educate our youth in agriculture, lets encourage new teachers, to specialize in agricultural education.
Beth Ann from CSC Talk Radio , now on at 08:00 AM Monday through Friday, on HazzardAyre, asked this evening, if you could ask a few questions to President Obama, and Romney in this election season, what would they be?
I’d ask, Mr. President, what are you doing to encourage farm agricultural education in our schools?
Of course both Ray, of Dixie Broadcasting and I agree on this, and I wish Beth Ann would expand on this, but few know that there is a third political party out there, carrying the God fearing attitudes and messages of the old South, that ought to be applied now, that political party is called , “ The Confederate National Part” and is valid in all 50 states. Yet you hear little buzz on the mainstream media beit TV or Radio, except on HazzardAyre or Dixie Broadcasting.
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