I live with a bunch of guys who have farming in their hearts. They’re rural kids who have lived 4-H and FFA throughout their young lives.
My husband and I are both parents who grew up on farms. I have lots of memories of helping my dad feed cattle and pick up bales. I helped my mom take him lunch when he was harvesting, often a sandwich, cookies and pepsi in a glass bottle wrapped in newspaper to stay ice cold.
During the Super Bowl, conversation at our house stopped when a two-minute ad sponsored by Dodge RAM and FFA aired during the fourth quarter. We had been waiting for the best ad all night, and this one won our hearts. There is a cool wrap around today’s USA Today, too.
With the late Paul Harvey reading his poem, “So God Made a Farmer,” combined with beautiful family farm and rural life photos, the ad captured the way people in this part of the country live and the lifestyle we value.
This morning I found out the ad was part of a campaign that will raise money for FFA to use to tell people the importance of the farmers who feed us. They pay by the click, so check it out. It’s a chance to help kids and hear Paul Harvey’s voice once again.