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Ag on Instagram: The best farm photos from Oct. 4

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We bring you some of the best farm photos on Instagram for Oct. 4. Want to get listed? Be sure to hashtag your pics with #agdaily!

"I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds – achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from the struggles of former years. I believe that to live and work on a good farm, or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits, is pleasant as well as challenging; for I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which, even in hours of discouragement, I cannot deny. I believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others. I believe in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly, with such knowledge and skill as I can secure, and in the ability of progressive agriculturists to serve our own and the public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil. I believe in less dependence on begging and more power in bargaining; in the life abundant and enough honest wealth to help make it so–for others as well as myself; in less need for charity and more of it when needed; in being happy myself and playing square with those whose happiness depends upon me. I believe that American agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task." The FFA Creed -E.M. Tiffany . . . . . . . . . . . . #seniorpictures #photographer #elizabethstreetphotography #ffa #futurefarmersofamerica #nationalffa #rain #outdoors #ffasenior #theffacreed #thecreed #ibelieve #ibelieveinthefutureofagriculture #agriculture #farmgirl #cowgirl #nationalffaorganization #emtiffany

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It was an absolutely gorgeous night for a serious leg workout. The snow is up past my knees in most places!

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Meet Steve, Rick, and Ron, three brothers running Hub City Livestock in Aberdeen, South Dakota. One of my recent trips to SD brought me to their operation to learn yet another of many facets of our busy American foodway system. Visiting a working auction was an adrenaline rush, as we stepped in during as the last few animals were showed and sold at a speed that was incomprehensible to my untrained ears. Touring the cogs of the operation, as they swiftly cleaned and prepped for the next round of livestock to be shipped, in was fantastic. Walking through each area, and seeing how they manage the volume on a weekly bases made me want to dive in and join them for a full week, watching the tireless work and seeing just how smoothly these men and women handle all of the quick gears in the wheel. The weather, timing, general demand of the population, and various other global events have a lot to do with the animals that arrive on trucks to be transitioned on to the next step. The day we arrived, they had bulls, cows, and calves, as ranchers shuffled to the best of their abilities and resources managing their heard and preparing for fall. Seeing the massive quantity of movement in this industry bewilders me. On this single lot, thousands of animals shift from one part of their life to another. From one spread to another or onward to meet other needs. Each animal handled with care, and the speed and skill that takes years of honed practice and training. As we walk, examining this maze-like operation often unexplored and misunderstood by those removed from the business, there is a softness to Steve's step, a fondness in his tone for his industry. This operation, rustic with warn floors, and weathered seats is a crucial part of our food production. And another chapter in my course to educate myself, and through my journey, hopefully, make you curious as well.

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Harvest still life. 10.02.17

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Chillin with my coworkers lol#farming #ffa

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Winter drifts in #explorealberta#rural_love #autumncolors#rsa_rural#snow#backroads#agdaily#travelalbertacanada#winter

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Back in 1939

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