'Feedin' A Nation' With Social Media

Northstar Notes

Social media is the best thing for farming that has happened in a long time.

Published on: April 1, 2013

I'm on the Internet fairly regularly, mostly for my job. I am the recipient of a lot of interesting emails. I blog and I post on my own Facebook page. I might twitter occasionally, too.

Recently, I received a post on Facebook featured a You Tube video that was a parody on the Beach Boys' song "Good Vibrations" that's entitled "Feedin' A Nation." The words of the song are re-written to highlight dairy farming. It's a Midwest Dairy Video.

I really enjoy this video. It has Iowa dairy farmers—young and old—lip-synching about why they love dairy farming. Very cute and very clever. I especially like when the older dairy farmers are singing and comment on hip gyrations and joints. I like the quick cuts with the beats of the music showing the guys with the pitch forks showing 'defense'; the little girl resting on the reclining cow; the variety of folks and ages celebrating dairy farming.

Those of us in agriculture cannot do enough to tell our story about how we produce food for the U.S. and for the world. This is one way to do that—an upbeat and fun video celebrating the joys of dairy farming.

We really do have the safest, most consistent food supply. We are so blessed and we take it for granted. As we enjoy and chuckle as we watch this video, may we also humbly acknowledge what we have.

We anticipate another holiday coming up—Easter. And that means family and food.

Let us remember and give thanks to our Creator for all we have—our families, our health, our freedoms.

Easter blessings to one and all!

Feedin A Nation With Social Media
'Feedin' A Nation' With Social Media