“For of all gainful professions, nothing is better, nothing more pleasing, nothing more delightful, nothing better becomes a well-bred man than agriculture”Tonight, I went out to dinner with most of the Senators on the Agriculture Committee. It was amazing. They talked about current issues in agriculture from water to livestock production to puppy mills to teeth floating. I was in complete awe at how knowledgeable they all were. It also surprised me how they didn't let political party get in the way. Sure they have different opinions, but that doesn't stop them from discussing the issues that affect their constituents.
Later on they began reminiscing on the times at the capitol when they could smoke on the Senate floor. Many Senators carried guns with them in the capitol. And liquor and beer were served while they would be debating in the chamber. I can only imagine what being at the capitol was like then. It was a different time. Sure, it is amazing now but I can't help but wonder what it would be like then.
Also, I just love the people that are involved in agriculture. I was called "sweetie" or "miss" or "honey" the whole night. Most girls would find this offensive but I knew that they were just doing it because it is how they were raised. And I was the only girl there out of ten men. I know that sounds kind of creepy or awkward but it was by far one of the most memorable evenings of my life.
I am so lucky to be surrounded by people with the same values and thoughts about agriculture and I love it.
Oh, and I tried lamb fries for the first time. Or more like I was teased until I had some. :)