There's a Maya Angelo quote I keep posted next to my mirror, right by a picture of my family and my adorable little nephews. It reads "Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better!" I look at it every single day. I read it every single day. It has meaning every single day of my life as an agricultural student.
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better!" -Maya Angelo
We in agriculture are doing the best we can. We work hard, sleep little, and never complain while bringing food to the table of our family and yours. We care for our land, we care for our livestock, and we care for our families, including our 4 legged companions that keep us company in the tractor, combine, truck, or pickup. We love it. We love the challenges, the struggles, the setbacks, and the rewards. We're doing the best we can with what we have. But we can do better. We WANT to do better.
|Last May, I traveled to Ireland on a Food and |
Agribusiness Tour and was given the
opportunity to visit with Irish producers
about their day-to-day practices as
well as policy issues they face.
But that's not enough. We need to be allowed to change! We need to be trusted to take the knowledge we have gained and put it to use. Why do we spend so much money on research and advancements and agricultural education if we aren't willing to use that knowledge, that research, and that education? Trust us, we're not the future, we're the now! "...when you know better, do better!"
|An Irish farm located in|
South West Ireland near Cork.
Trust us to care for the livestock in the most humane way. Trust us to care for the fields to keep them in the best shape for many years to come. Trust us to put a safe and healthy product onto your table.
We've learned better, we know better, now let us DO better!