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Ag on Instagram: The best farm photos from Oct. 13

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We bring you some of the best farm photos on Instagram for Oct. 13. Want to get listed? Be sure to hashtag your pics with #agdaily!

They come in all shapes and sizes. They come from a variety of backgrounds and walks of life. They come before the sun rises, when its high and hot on the skin, and long after it sets. The come to check gates in the frost and break ice in the chill. They come to help mothers push and newborns feed. They come when Mother Nature pushes them to the breaking point and the markets are bad. They come when the herds are healthy and the crops are high. They come before opening presents on Christmas and after the table is cleared on Easter Sunday. They come before their other shifts and after tucking their babies into bed. In good times and bad, they show up. My respect to the many men and women out there every day working to feed this country. #NationalFarmerDay

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LONG-POST-WORTH-READING-ALERT Last week I visited John Zimmerman and his turkeys. I have only been in turkey barns once, and that was at least 15 years ago. My only memory was the ammonia smell. I had no visual in my mind. . The night before at yoga I told the others I was excited for this shoot; the response was that I may not want to eat turkey when I was done. Well, fast forward, I had a turkey avocado sandwich for supper afterwards πŸ™Œ . I was amazed at the cleanliness (i.e. lack of stink) and general calmness in these barns in southern Minnesota. And although there are a lot of birds in each building, they have plenty of room to do their thing. The farmer has put more biosecurity measures in place to protect against influenza and other diseases. And they have many feed, water and other systems to ease the manual labor and increase comfort for the birds. They are also doing several experimental practices with university researchers to improve the efficiency and profitability…things as nuanced as different colored lights. . Yes, I said profitability. It is as important as anything else because just like your family, John has to earn a good living to support his family. His balance sheet is what drives decisions. . That's all for now. Watch this space for more pictures of turkeys. #nationalfarmersday #πŸ¦ƒ #themoreyouknow🌈

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The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn't still be a farmer. Will Rogers. – I have different perspective for post this picture on National farmer's day, I should post harvest picture as this is harvest season but I picked to post planting picture; to show.. being a farmer is not only about reaps good harvest, but also plants seeds in the spring, works hard even he not see the results yet, he nervous when it is too wet or too dry, he worry when the market down, well I guess too much things to handle for being a farmer, but overall he works his parts, watch Mother Nature works and he surrender to God & let God gives the harvest. . . #holycrapimarriedafarmer #happyfarmer #agdaily #farmerday #nationalfarmersday #harvest17 #sogodmadeafarmer #farmer #farmergeneration #harvest #soybean #johndeere #sodak #hifromsd #fall #agriculture #farmlife #farmlifephotography

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Sixth generation farmer. Rose Hill, Iowa.

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National Farmers Day | Take the time today to #thankafarmer

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