The Farmer's Daughter 8/11/14

Posted: 8/18/2014


Hello.  My name is Rebecca Christman and I am a farmer’s daughter!


Thanks so much for joining me on this journey.  Beginning this week, I will be recording a weekly radio segment about my experiences growing up on my family’s farm in Charles Mix County.  While I’m technically a “city girl” now, a childhood of helping care for our family’s Simmental cattle instilled a passion for agriculture that led me to my role representing the state’s farm and ranch families here at Ag United for South Dakota.


Tune in every Monday from 10:00am to 11:00am on KELO 1320 AM to hear the weekly installment of the “Farmers Daughter” segment.  And, keep an eye on this blog as I’ll share additional information or links that fit with the week’s topic.  Click below to listen to this week’s segment.


Ever since I can remember I have been outside helping on the farm.  When I was young I could be found riding in the tractor with my dad while he was doing chores or tagging along with my mom to check cows. As I got older, my responsibilities on the farm increased.  Starting in middle school, I had daily chores to complete.  These had to be done rain or shine, to keep our animals safe, healthy, and fed! Our farm is truly a family run operation, so each member of our family had a part to play.


My dad probably wished he could have had a couple sons to help with the farm work, but what he got was two girls.  My sister and I learned to work just as hard as any boy, and we can drive a tractor or stack bales with the best of them.


That’s just a little bit about my life as a farmer’s daughter.  I look forward to sharing more of my story with you and introducing you to other “farmers daughters” across South Dakota.  


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