This week in agricultural I have had the “opportunity “ to read and watch the recent video that Chipotle put out called “Scarecrow.” As an agricultural activist I have had some time to reflect on this video and think about what it was really promoting. Then I realized they are promoting what they want consumers to know not what is true, therefore I must promote what I want consumers to actually know about the agricultural industry. I can’t set back and watch this take place, and the only way I know how to do something is to inform. Inform people around my community, schools, and world what the agricultural industry is about. What better way to do that then through social media, such as Chipotle did. Starting with a short YouTube video that I have recently made with a follow classmate, we informed viewers about the so-called vaccines that harm the meat of animal. My job as a vet tech is to not harm the animal, but help them. We are a hospital for animals. So many people think that any type of injection is harmful to animal. If administrated wrong or too much is given or the wrong drug is given, then yes, that can be dangerous for the animal and the meat they provide us with. That is the same thing with humans and hospitals though. The drug gets in the wrong hands of someone; someone diagnosed with the wrong treatment, or given incorrectly can harm a person as well. You will learn through the video that they are helpful and safe ways to give vaccines. Such as being administrated by a vet, or given under the skin and not directly protruding into the muscle as all safe methods of treatment. Small steps such as my video or taking the time to just explain what the agricultural industry really is can change someone’s outlook on it and that is my goal.
Fall is in the air at 54 Feed & Seed! After our grand opening this spring, we decided to host our first annual Fall Festival this past Saturday from 9-3! We had great sales, free food, music, fresh produce, Amish Jams, our Purina Rep was on hand offering deals on Purina Feed products and of course mums and pumpkins were everywhere!! As well as free samples of various things and our gift shop was full of great deals. It was a wonderful way to connect with the community in Nevada, Mo and got our business booming to start the fall off. We were also able to get the youth involved and spread the word of agricultural on such a wonderful Fall afternoon with face painting, petting zoo, coloring, corn pit (instead of sand), a maze and a bounce house for kids.
A special thanks to our Purina Rep, Bud, for coming out and supporting the festival and being at service to answer any questions for our customers. This was a great way for the business to give back to the community and show our support as well. I loved being able to be involved in such a successful day and after all our hard and preparation, it finally paid off. As the new locally owned and operated 54 Feed & Seed Store, we appreciate everyone who came out and supported us, we couldn’t have asked for a better day! We can’t wait to host another event soon! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook or stop by and see us, we still have tons of mums and pumpkins left, as well as fall décor throughout our gift shop! Open Monday-Friday 830-530, and Saturdays 9-1 in Nevada, Mo just off west 54 hwy.
I am currnetly a senior attending MSU, where I will graduate in May of 2014 with a business agricultural degree. Even though I am living in the city, my roots are in Nevada, Mo where I was born and rasied. Very close knit family, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I enjoying showing pigs and riding horses. My life has always been based around agricultral and farming, so I know how important it is to stay informed of whats going on in the agricultural world. I work at a vet clinic and feedstore, which is what I plan to contuine after finshing school. I love being outside and working, just always doing something…fishing, hunting, riding 4-wheelers, rodeoing, and spending time with friends and family.