This ad ran during the 2013 Super Bowl. Growing up on a farm and being raised by my father I can tell you it rings much truth about farmers. My father raised us three kids and ran a dairy farm on his own. We were much better off being raised by a man that had such a work ethic and set an example not only to us kids but kids in town as well. He taught us to be independent and how to fend for ourselves. I have tried to instill the same values in my own children. At the age of 6 my son was making his own lunch and packing his own snack for camp everyday. Could I have done it for him? Absolutely, but that would not be teaching him to do anything for himself. Teaching your children to take care of themselves is the responsible thing to do.
My dad used to listen to Paul Harvey year ago. I played this ad for him as he missed it during the Super Bowl. No truer words rang true to describe what a farmer goes through day in and day out. You have to love what you do as you do it because you want to not because you feel you have to.