Monday, January 5, 2015

It's about time The Bachelor features a farmer

How cute is he?!
I lived in Atlanta, Georgia, for a summer in college during an internship and was lucky to have two awesome roommates. We had a blast. One of the things we did to keep ourselves busy on Monday nights was to crack open a bottle of wine (or make margaritas) and watch the Bachelor or Bachelorette. I can't say I've watched it much since then; it's just not real life.

However, this season I will probably be watching...atleast some of the time. Why? Well, they finally chose a farmer as the lead. While he is really good looking and loves agriculture, that's not what caught my attention. I'm most interested in seeing how the show portrays farming. With an audience the size of that of The Bachelor, this is an excellent platform to help inform people about farming. And from what I saw of a hometown date from last season with this guy, some of these gals may be in for a few surprises. Farming involves a lot more than taking one round through the field on a tractor and having a picnic in a corn field. It involves a lot of patience and excellent communication for a relationship like that to work. It's not easy, but for the right person it is worth it.

I haven't done much research on this, but from what I've heard it sounds like they are foregoing most of the exotic international travel. Hopefully this means they will be spending more time on the farm. It's a whole new world if you aren't used to it.

This is a life that few are lucky enough to experience. Agriculture is a small community and everyone knows everyone. It still blows me away how small it is. Case in point: someone I met the other night happens to know this guy through the cattle business. Just another reason to get out and network, you never know who you'll meet.

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