Thankful Thursday – Appreciate Farmers and Ranchers

Here it is Thursday and there have been many noisy affairs in this week’s news. Paula Deen shared her battle with Type 2 Diabetes, the internet has been on fire with the PIPA and SOPA stories, and McDonald’s continued their Meet The Farmers Campaign through a promoted Twitter hashtag. I have been busy with classes and feel like I hit the ground running and barely let the dust settle before hitting the hay for the night.

Last week a friend shared these videos from 2008 released by the Animal Agriculture Alliance featuring actor Brad Johnson; himself a ranch kid who moved on to a career in acting. There videos are short minute each, so take a few moments to reflect on their message and how it still applies today.

How will you show appreciation for farmers and ranchers next time you sit down for a meal?

How are balance and moderation a part of your dietary choices?

Ryan Goodman lives in Colorado, is an avid trail and ultrarunner, and works with farmers and ranchers to help them share their stories of agriculture and how food is raised. Connect with Ryan online as @BeefRunner. #TeamBeef.
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