ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! I need your help. Five times in the last week I’ve received messages about farmers taking their lives. It is getting way too close to home for me now. Last week agriculture lost an amazing soldier. Her passion and compassion for all things farming was contagious. Anyone who had the privilege to meet her instantly became inspired to be a better person. I do not want to needlessly lose another friend, farmer, neighbour or agvocate. We need to do something.
So many people suffer silently and I know that we can’t help them all but sometime even a small gesture can have a huge impact on someone’s life.
That’s why I want to try and start the #ILiveBecauseYouFarm campaign. Farmers make up less than 2% of the population so this shouldn’t be that hard.
I want you all to take a moment and write a short note thanking a local farmer and anonymously put it in their mailbox. If you are uncomfortable doing that then write an anonymous letter to the editor and submit it to your local paper or a rural paper in a nearby community.
I especially need the help of my non-farming followers. We are losing farmers at an alarming rate . I can’t handle reading another tragic story. Will this make a difference? I am not sure but it’s worth a try. Please share with the hashtag #ILiveBecauseYouFarm.
Farmer Tim has dairy farmed all his life. He spend much of his youth involved with 4-H and working on his family farm. He holds a degree in Animal Science from the University of Guelph and is passionate about the dairy industry and agriculture as a whole. His hobbies include square dance calling, astronomy and collecting primitive farm tools. He is married to an incredible veterinarian, Kirsten and together they manage their 43 head dairy herd with Tim’s two children Andy and Abby. Follow Farmer Tim on Facebook HERE.