|2011 Miss America|
The question is a little easier for me because Farmers and Ranchers are my family, my passion, my livelihood, and they provide me with the food that ends up on my table. However, it doesn't matter if you are a fifth generation rancher or living in a sky-rise apartment Farmers and Ranchers do impact your life.
I encourage you to read all of Miss America's article, but here are a few quotes that rang true for me.
As I write this, America has just 210,000 full-time farms. That’s it. And being from an agricultural community, I know these aren’t large corporations with giant bank accounts. These are small businesses with huge overhead expenses and a history of modest profits.
Modern-day agriculture has to do its part in reaching out and teaching us about what they do and how they do it. Educational groups like The Hand That Feeds U.S. and the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association are a good start, but it’s not enough.
The rest of us must reconnect with our rural roots and understand that we all have a stake in the success of farmers and ranchers. Urban and rural America need to come together, and I plan to spend my time as Miss America to make that happen.And finally I love this last quote of hers.
After all, I was Miss Nebraska first. And if a small town girl from the Midwest can make it all the way to Miss America, maybe she can help bring America back to the Midwest.I'm no Miss American but I guess I hope through my blog and answering consumer questions maybe I can also bring a little bit of America back to the Midwest.
I mean it might work.