Impromptu Advocating

Derek, left, talks to nationally recognized author and Olympic marathon hopeful Daniel Seddiqui, during an impromptu farm tour Monday.
Derek, left, talks to nationally recognized author and Olympic marathon hopeful Daniel Seddiqui during an impromptu farm tour Monday.

We often schedule tours of our farm and cattle but occasionally we get requests to show someone around, with only a moment’s notice. Today we had such a request and of course, we obliged. A California native and national speaker was in the area and wanted to see a farm, first-hand. So, he hoped in the farm truck and my husband let him see just how a Kansas farm work and a Kansas farm family lives.

I may often act as the “mouthpiece” of our farm but my husband does a FANTASTIC job telling the story of his cows, his crops and his passion for agriculture. Watching him talk about harvest, calving and the logic behind feeding distillers puts a smile on my face. He’s a man with a plan and a heart for the farm life.

We didn’t get all that much time with our guest today, but I know he walked away with a few new farm facts and a better idea of what makes the heartland so great.

Derek holds a turnip he pulled from a field we are grazing cattle on. We planted root vegetables, grasses and a wheat/oat mix as grazing material for our cattle this fall. The root vegetables provide leafy greens for the animals and a deep root system to break up the soil.
Derek holds a turnip he pulled from a field we are grazing cattle on. We planted root vegetables, grasses and a wheat/oat mix as grazing material for our cattle this fall. The root vegetables provide leafy greens for the animals and a deep root system to break up the soil.

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