One of my favorite parts of my job is when I get to either talk to customers face to face or on the phone. I like to find out who they are and what they do. Farmers, for example, are just a rare bunch of people that amaze me.
Do you all remember one of the most memorable commercials of the 2013 Super Bowl? The Dodge Ram Truck commercial with the voice of Paul Harvey, a speech that was delivered to the National Future Farmers of America Convention in 1978, he says:
“And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, ‘I need a caretaker.’ So God made a Farmer. God said, ‘I need somebody will to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight to a meeting of the school board.’ So God made a farmer.”
Farmers and traditions, they go hand in hand. Many farms are handed down from generation to generation. I’m sure Nelson-Jameson, Inc. has seen that throughout the years. Farmers…..dairy, nut, sheep, goat farmers, take your pick. It’s possible that we here at Nelson-Jameson, Inc. have done business with just about all the different types of farmers you can think of. We’d probably starve without our beloved farmers.
Farming is seven days a week with little time to rest. They work hard, harder than most people in the world. In fact, they feed the world. They work harder to make our lives easier. Farmers help to create jobs for our world. Without farmers, there wouldn’t be processing plants to take what the farmers have produced and to package them. There wouldn’t be truck drivers to deliver the food to the supermarkets. No checkers or bag boys to sell or help carry your food to your car. So why do they do it? Why work so hard for people they don’t know? I think Paul Harvey said it best:
“Somebody who’d bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh and then sigh, and then reply, with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life ‘doing what dad does.’” So God made a farmer. “To the Farmer in all of us.”