This week I wanted to talk to our employees, the people that keep our business moving, about what working in agriculture means to them. Every person we hire has some form of ag background, whether it’s a degree in animal science, being raised on a farm, growing up in an ag community or a love for the people of farming communities. We hope you enjoy a selection of quotes from us about why agriculture matters.
"Agriculture has been part of my life since I was born. My grandparents farmed, their parents farmed, and my dad farmed and sold farm equipment. I have pursued other careers including being a family and addiction counselor, a writer and working in retail. I came back, however, to the ag industry out of a sense of responsibility towards the hard work that farmers put into each and every thing I eat. I knew the one thing I wanted to do as a career was to help people, and nothing helps people more than putting food on the table and selling products that make farmers lives easier. I live on a farm, raise animals and grow an organic garden, so I am never far away from ag. Ag is important to me because food is our most basic of needs, and helping farmers fulfill their goals is always a reason to stay motivated.”
Janeka, Marketing Director, Blog Author
"I like working in ag because it’s a good environment, I’ve always worked on cars and machinery- I’ve raised horses. I like the variety of equipment we offer.”
Andy, Warehouse Manager
"When I lived in Montana my uncle ran a ranch with 800 cattle, I’ve raised cattle myself. I like working in ag because of the down-to-earth people that also work in ag. I like making connections in the ag business, and it seems like you are always just 1 person away from knowing everyone in ag- it’s like a big family.”
Chris, Product Specialist