Ag On the Forefront

AG ON THE FOREFRONT

Weekly Blog Highlight: Ag On The Forefront, Kelsey Pope

Kelsey Pope was born and raised in Colorado, educated at Kansas State, and currently lives and works on her Nebraska family farm. She recently started a new blog titled, Ag On The Forefront. She's passionate about reaching others and communicating the importance agriculture plays in the lives of everyone, not just for her and her family. Kelsey clearly understands and values highly the agriculture heritage that's shaped her life to what its become today:
"Agriculture. Farming. Ranching. Cattle. It's always been a part of our lives and is a big part of what brought us together. We don't take it lightly - producing food for our world - but it's an important job that our families strive to achieve."
Be sure to follow Kelsey on Twitter (@ag4front) and on Facebook!

Here's a segment from one of her most recent blog posts:

Today I want to link up with a group of Nebraska bloggers and they are each sharing why they started blogging and the reason their blog name is significant to them. There are many reasons I started this blog, but I decided to take a look back at my very first post. I want to be an advocate for agriculture. I have a somewhat unique ag background and career path. At least I think I do. I was raised on a cow-calf ranch in Eastern Colorado – no crops except for some alfalfa for hay. And I didn’t really understand the whole crop thing. Why would you grow crops when having cows was so much fun!? I started to gather some knowledge of crops at a young age when we’d visit my grandparents in Eastern Kansas who are row-crop farmers. But for some reason, going to Grandma’s meant cooking, shopping and playing more than really learning about the farm. Really later on in college and now in to my career have I been asking Grandpa questions about his farm and grasping a better understanding of the family’s farming history. My interest in a career in agriculture came from 4-H. I was a 12-year 4-Her and state officer and saw myself being involved in an ag career from early on. My original life plan was to be a teacher and an author. I could do both of these in ag! I then had an awesome opportunity to intern for Farm Credit in my hometown. I’ve always loved business/economics (I used to sell beef sticks to my classmates during our yearly testing – I had a pretty good business plan. Mom bought the beef sticks, I raided the pantry, sold the beef sticks for $0.50 and kept all the profits!).

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