Why I Farm: Coley Jones Drinkwater, Dinwiddie County

Coley Why I Farm“I farm because I feel called to. I love the challenge, it’s where my heart is, and I love working with my family. Farming gives my life purpose. When I fulfill that purpose I feel like I am my truest self and, most of the time, my best version of me. I think that to do anything other than farm would feel like a dishonest life. I am fortunate that my purpose is also my passion. Farm life is hard, oh so hard, but it also has many blessings such as working with family, eating homemade snacks at Grandma’s, and watching my niece grow up.”

Dinwiddie County Farm Bureau member Coley Jones Drinkwater was featured in Beck’s Why I Farm series. Read her full ‪#‎WhyIFarm‬ story here:  http://www.whyifarm.com/blog.html#!/blog/posts/Why-I-Farm-Roadtrip-Coley-Drinkwater/25

Why I Farm: Sarah Leonard, Fauquier County

Sarah Leonard

Sarah Leonard, Fauquier County Farm Bureau member, is featured on  ‘Why I Farm’

Natalina Sents, a recent agricultural business graduate from Iowa State University, has embarked on a year-long trip to learn about why farmers farm in all 50 states. Sents visited Virginia a few weeks ago and interviewed several Virginia Farm Bureau members.

Sents is a former marketing intern for Beck’s Hybrids, the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States and sponsor of the Why I Farm Movement. She approached the company in December 2015 to tell them about the travel-and-blogging project she had brainstormed for two years. Beck’s was immediately on board.

She started the Why I Farm Roadtrip on May 15 and plans to meet farmers in all 50 states by May 30, 2017.

To keep up with the Why I Farm Roadtrip visit whyifarm.com or Sents’ personal blog, Roots Journey, at therootsjourney.blogspot.com.

To read her first Virginia farmer entry on Sarah Leonard of Cows-n-Corn dairy in Fauquier County, click here: bit.ly/29KF6jG

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