This week I have been thinking a lot about how much I am proud of my community. People often ask My Farmer and I why we are involved in so much. Our answer is that we get involved with our community because we are so proud of where we are from. We want to continue to see our community grow and thrive. By getting involved we can make decisions that are good for the future of our family and kids.
One of the reasons I have been so proud of my community this week is that on Monday night I was invited to join a Partnership Group with several community leaders and business owners from our county. The group discussed ways to get more people to our community, create connections and build relationships. One way of getting more people to our county we decided would be to create itineraries that people could use when visiting our county set up through our county chamber and tourism group. One itinerary that the group came up with would be a farm/agriculture tour. Several members of the Partnership Group said that people are just interested about farming and would love to just visit a family farm. I agreed that My Farmer and I would be willing to host people depending on our schedule and that I'd line up several farmers from the county that would be willing to host a similar tour. Here is a little of what the group came up with.