Farmer's Daughter Guest Blog-Shannon Kubik
Hi, I’m Shannon Kubik and I am a farmer’s daughter. Growing up in south central Nebraska, I found a love for agriculture while watching my dad work with his seed customers, learning about food from my mom (the dietitian) and participating in 4-H and FFA projects. From a young age, I knew I wanted to be involved in agriculture for the rest of my life, and I set out to do just that.
Now, my husband Trent and I are trying to build our own farm, post by post, near Parkston, South Dakota. Our old farm place holds the memories of farms in the past, from the old buildings to fences that need to be replaced. Post by post, we are rebuilding and making it our own, which means blood, sweat, tears, laughs and memories along the way.
After two years of work, we were finally able to have cows on our farm this year, which has been an incredibly fun, challenging and humbling experience. With full time jobs outside the farm, we have to manage our time wisely and work to build this farm every chance we get.
Working as a marketing professional in the agriculture industry, I know the importance of telling a story, no matter your industry, and that’s what Trent and I strive to do each day on our farm. We want everyone to know that your hamburger you’re eating started at a farm or ranch, and was loved and cared for throughout its journey to your plate. I heard someone once say, ‘We should all thank a farmer because without farmers, we wouldn’t be able to pursue our own dreams since we would be working just to feed ourselves.’ I think about that every time I sit down for a meal…someone cared for that pig, milked that cow and grew that wheat for the bacon, cheese and bread in my sandwich. Trent and I are trying to do our part for the agriculture industry so we can all live our dreams off the farm. Check out our blog (https://outsidethekubikle.wordpress.com/) to follow our progress on building our farm!
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