5 Inspiring Stories from Rural America

May 27, 2012 12:31 PM

Family, community, faith. These are just a few of the values that many associate with rural life. And as evidenced below, inspiring people are popping up across rural America every day. Learn more about what's going on "In the Country" with these stories from AgDay.


1. Missouri 4-Her Sews Up Sunshine

Nine-year-old Averee Hooper knows how much comfort a simple blanket and pillow can bring to kids with illnesses. Hear how she's using her sewing skills to brighten the lives of those less fortunate. 


2. Grains of Goodness

It's the sights and sounds of harvests past—cabless tractors chugging along, cylinders popping. But this antique tractor club is cutting for a cause.


3. Getting the Word Out

This Alabama dairy farmer is tapping into social media to get the message out about American agriculture.


4. Opening a Stall to Town Kids

See why this Michigan family is sharing their passion for agriculture's life lessons by opening their farm to local 4-Hers...and get ready to laugh as some kids get a real taste of farm life!


5. Bells on the Prairie

About 20 years ago, a North Dakota family built a grotto on their farm, where parishoners could come to worship. Today, the bells there still stand as a place for prayer and quiet reflection.



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