Sorry, everyone! June has been a crazy month with lots of changes and plenty of traveling! Since its already almost the middle of July let me tell you about the crazy June I had. The beginning of June I did the big girl thing and moved out of my parent’s house, moving out also meant moving away from the family dairy (even if I only moved 25 minutes away). Moving off the dairy has been a huge adjustment for me, even though I was not home that often it is still difficult for me to come home from work and not see what has happened on the farm that day. However, I am grateful for the move. 2 of my friends and I decided to rent a house together. It has been a great blessing having great friends to come home to every day. Leaving home also meant more responsibilities, no longer can I come home from work and expect to a have a hot supper or get away with not cleaning. I am a few days in my new age of 23 and moving out was high on my priority list this past month.
That wasn’t the only thing keeping me busy this last month though. Through my job, I had the chance of traveling to St. Louis Missouri for calf and heifer training. It was a great opportunity to meet new people in the industry as well as learn lessons from many people who have been in the industry for many years. One thing about growing up and reaching your goals in life is that you are never too old to learn. It is important to always keep an open mind and be open to new ideas. I also had the opportunity to travel to Wisconsin and participate in a calf and heifer roundtable. This roundtable gave the opportunity for calf and heifer specialist within the state of Minnesota to discuss obstacles we are seeing in the industry. It gave us a chance to bounce ideas off of each other and help each other with problems we might be facing in our territories. I know I say this a lot but each time you are able to go to conferences, conventions, expos, and etc. it is a great opportunity to broaden your contact base and meet new people within the agriculture industry. You never know who you might just meet, and that person could possibly change your whole life. Always keep an open mind!
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3: 5-6