Growing up around agriculture my entire life, getting recently engaged to a “farm boy,” and in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I find it appropriate to talk about what I LOVE most about agriculture and how it actually relates to my Valentine’s Day plans.  My plans for this Valentine’s Day are probably similar to many others, and as I was thinking about my plans I quickly realized how everything is related back to agriculture, and that’s what I love most about it.  food, heart, bread, valentine

For Valentine’s Day, I will be buying my fiancé a box of his favorite chocolates, he will probably “surprise” me with flowers, and then we will go out for a nice romantic dinner where we will both enjoy our favorite restaurants dinner rolls, followed by a salad, and then onto the steak and potatoes, and then if we have room, we might splurge and get some dessert too. 

Did you realize it too?  From the chocolates to the dinner rolls to the steak and potatoes, all of my plans for the day can be traced back to agriculture. 

Valentine’s Day is a special day to some, but not just the things you do on Valentine’s Day can be related back to agriculture.  Everything you do everyday can be traced back to agriculture, and it’s really pretty interesting to think about. 

Everything you use in your life can be traced back to agriculture, and that fact is so often times over looked, but that’s what I love most about agriculture.  So, thank a farmer for not only being able to go out to dinner for Valentine’s Day with that special someone, but for being able to go out and live everyday! 

Kristen Wyman

Illinois State University student

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