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Even at an early age, Cheryl Day was a passionate and practical advocate for agriculture. Check out her viewpoint on current agricultural topics.

Have you said your FOOD THANKS today?

Nov 22, 2010

The Thanksgiving season is time for the family and friends to sit down around the table to enjoy feast of choice and count their blessings. The first Thanksgiving feast between the Pilgrims and Indians was a three day celebration of a Great Harvest. Today, many American Families will partake in this annual feast first proclaimed by Abraham Lincoln as a National Holiday.

I feel emotional attached to this National Holiday. Warm memories of the family gathering around a buffet of homemade goodies enjoying enlightening conservation and celebrating the end of the harvest season. Today, many families participate in this great holiday. With family members stressing over the dinner preparation and individuals battling holiday traffic to reach the target destination, it is easy in this fast pace world to forget the meaning of this holiday.
Thanksgiving is about counting the many blessings God has bestowed on us. Personally, among my many blessings, I am very thankful that God gave me the ability, passion, and knowledge to turn his natural resources into food and products every household uses daily.
As a farmer, it easy for me to associate the food at my table with all the caring sincere-hardworking farm families to truckers to processors that provide every morsel of food we consume. Unfortunately as featured in this America’s Farmer video, many Americans do not associate the food at their tables with the American Farm and Ranch Families that produce it.
This holiday season, as you begin to count your blessings, I ask you to thank the hands that grow your food every day. Show your gratitude by thanking the American Farm Families. I challenge you to give Food Thanks on Wednesday November 24 by leaving comment on my blog, or Submit Thanks with America’s Farmer, or better yet participate through Social Media outlets with www.foodthanks.com .    Past the word through Facebook, Twitter [#foodthanks], and Personal Blogs.
I wish you and your family warm blessings this Thanksgiving Season. Remember to give Thanks! 
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