I'm #actuallivingfarmer who raises corn, soybeans, pigs & 4 kids on my 5th gen farm in #NorthIowa, home to some of most fertile ground in 🌎 pic.twitter.com/vDcFP82njS— Val Plagge (@PlaggeVal) February 10, 2017
I immediately started getting great feedback from the post, so I decided to dig deeper into the hashtag. Last weekend the hashtag #ActualLivingScientist became trending after a couple scientist decided to introduce themselves, after feeling under scrutiny and under appreciated due to some reports in the news and government changes. They realized that most people today wouldn't be able to name a living scientist, so the hashtag began and caught on fast.
Then on Wednesday of this week, a plant scientist spawned a new hashtag - #ActualLivingFarmer:
Statistically, Americans are far more likely to know an #actuallivingscientist (4.8% of US population) than an #actuallivingfarmer (<2%).— Andrew Kniss (@WyoWeeds) February 9, 2017
If you are a farmer, get involved, and share your story as an #ActualLivingFarmer.
If you aren't a farmer, follow the hashtag and check out all the neat and different types of farmers that are willing and interested in sharing their story. For me personally, I love sharing about my life on the farm because it is not only what I do for a living, it is also my passion.
Harvest of Thanks to our Farm Family
We are a FAMILY Farm
What it means to be a FarmHer
When I Grow Up I Want To Be a Farmer
Planting a Seed
Here Piggy, Piggy, Piggy
If you have any questions about my farm or being a farmer, comment below. Remember to Comment for a Cause!
It is kind of fun to be able to put some faces to the occupations we rely on but don't always actually see. I suppose I fit into the actual living scientist category, but am glad to know some actual living farmers as well!ReplyDelete