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Ag on Instagram: The best farm photos from Oct. 5

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We bring you some of the best farm photos on Instagram for Oct. 5. Want to get listed in this daily feature? Be sure to hashtag your pics with #agdaily!

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She is young, she is old, she’s every age. She’s a daughter, a mother, a sister, a wife. She’s a horsewoman, a cattle woman, a plant specialist, a veterinarian. She’s a bookkeeper, housekeeper, and keeper of secrets and stories. She makes traditions, and she bucks tradition. She cooks, she cleans, she breaks horses and breaks the dirt. She wears high heels and cowboy boots and gym shoes. She wears slacks, dress suits, and blue jeans. She has a manicure. She has dirt under her nails. Her home smells like bread and stew and cow manure. She spends her days tending to babies, to her fields, to her livestock, to the paperwork, and to her family. She prepares meals, prepares speeches, and prepares the machinery for more work. She isn't afraid to get covered in dirt, in grease, or sweat, but loves being pretty and clean. She drives a tractor, a combine, a team, an old feed pickup and an SUV. She’s every woman who is growing up ranching or farming, who is running her own operation, or who works in town to keep the dream alive. Her boots might not set foot in the field or her butt in saddle every day, but she’s agriculture, through and through. She’s watched calves be born, lambs die, nursed colts and puppies and barn kittens back to life. She’s planted crops, waited for them to sprout, and prayed for rain. She’s prayed for sunshine, good harvests, good prices, and good health. She’s weathered the storms, and rallied. She’s you, she’s me, she is every single woman who believes that agriculture is one of societies' greatest pursuits. She believes in providing food for others, in taking care of her livestock and her ground, and being a steward of the land. To all the women in agriculture, thank you for sharing your love of this lifestyle with the rest of the world. May you continue to work hard, out in front or behind the scenes. You may go unseen, but not unnoticed. Your work ethic, your heart, and your ability to persevere is inspiring to all generations. “Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.” Thomas Jefferson With Love, Richelle

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For part of my job, I get to be in the fields and take photos of the growing season, which really helps you see and experience the small things. The work farmers put in to raise bountiful crop for food and resources is something to be proud of. Would you question your lawyer on their legal services they provided or the 10 years of schooling and multiple years of experience your doctor has? Would you stand over your mechanics shoulder and tell them they’re fixing your car wrong? I sure wouldn’t, because I didn’t go to school for those things. Stop criticizing farmers for their work and the generations of experience and sustainable practices that has developed over time to raise healthful, quality food and resources. #agproud #agdaily #rowcrop #farmher #womeninag #harvest #pioneer #cornfields #farmphotography

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