Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Home for a night

I'm back home from the Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference in Sacramento, and must say that I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. I was able to attend several sessions/workshops, and learned some valuable tips on subjects ranging from advocacy to economics to organization. I even learned a couple of other things, like never leg wrestle a South Dakotan without properly stretching first (thanks, Troy).

The best part of a Young Farmers and Ranchers conference, though, is the relationships you develop with other folks from all around the country. And regardless of the differences in our operations, we're all tied together by a strong work ethic, the determination to be successful, and a dedication to provide our nation with the very best products we can produce. I promise you, being around the best and brightest of your peers will certainly recharge your batteries and get you ready to take on the myriad of challenges that we are and will be faced with.

I'll put in a brief appearance on the farm tomorrow morning to put out our milking herd's TMR feed and do a little catch-up on paperwork. Then it's off to Memphis for a grazing conference sponsored by Dairy Farmers of America. I'll be back Thursday afternoon and should be back in my "regular" routine on Friday.


Troy Hadrick said...

I know the feeling, I'm getting to old not to stretch myself. I should be healed up by July when we meet again. Take care and keep up the good work on the blog.

Will Gilmer said...

Thanks, and you do the same. We'll see you in July.