Farmer Fred has returned from the Commodity Classic which was held in Nashville this year.
I noticed he was designated as a grower, which is an modern word for farmer, I suppose. Farmer Fred is a farmer in his heart and has been since the Spring he married the farmer's daughter. That is the Summer that he started working in GriggsDakota.
Farmer Fred has also had a long marketing career. It has been essential in the past 35 years for farms to have income from off the farm in order to survive. The result has evolved into a marketing professional who speaks farmer and a farmer who understands the value of cutting edge research and marketing. He was invited by Agrotain, a client of AdFarm, to be on a panel of experts discussing their product. He is not expert, but was willing to share his perspective as a farmer. Farmer Fred was thrilled to have the opportunity to talk to scientific researchers about farming and how we can raise more food for this starving planet.
So he packed his bag and went to Nashville. The resulting television show is scheduled to air on March 26 @ 7pm on RFD-TV.
But that is not the best part. The best part is that there was a new Josh Turner CD in his bag when he got home.
It was signed.
It was sealed. Isn't Josh Turner too young to have a Best Of Album?
Apparently not, and there seems to be quite a list of hits on the back.
This came to GriggsDakota Compliments of Blake Vander Vorst, a winter wheat specialist for Ducks Unlimited. That group partners with Bayer Crop Science, so perhaps there was a concert...
Blake has visited our farm during our Summer Farm Tour.
And I am glad that we served pie.