It’s Superbowl Sunday. You must be celebrating whether you love football or not. After all, it’s a reason to get together with friends and…eat bacon wrapped goodies. Unfortunately, we missed the Superbowl Sunday memo and instead have received Stomach Flu Sunday at our house.
First it was Miss A. Then it was Miss E.
But tonight I turned on the television to watch a few Super Bowl commercials as things were settling down finally. After getting supper ready for tomorrow in the kitchen I looked over to the television to see this playing on the television…
A big brand spent millions for a two minute television spot about farmers and to donate money to FFA. I have a fondness and appreciation to the blue jackets of FFA. Our son is learning tremendous leadership in FFA.
|What is behind the blue jackets|
After watching the commercial, I feel like there is more hope in the world. Hope for agriculture, for family farmers, to feed a growing population, to connect everyday Americans to where their food comes from and to build a greater connected community for agriculture in America.
I work daily and share in social media, write, speak and try to engage, listen and respond to order for there to be a sixth generation on our family farm in the future. I know more and more Americans are removed from farms. Americans that have questions about our farming practices, or how farmers are stewards of our animals and of the land that has been in our family for generations. Some might think we are hiding something. Others think we need to go back to the way our ancestors farmed.
|Our family’s North Dakota wheat field|
But tonight I can find peace and sleep with Paul Harvey’s voice in my head. It speaks to me, to our family and not only to me but to all Americans. I know that because I watched my social media feeds explode with positive responses to the commercial.
It was the best Super Bowl commercial ever many said. It was advertising at its best. As the daughter of farmers who once owned an advertising agency, I am a tough critic. But if this is the future of advertising, messaging and brand building, maybe I should not be so worried about the future of my children having a chance to farm someday. Maybe I have had too little faith in my fellow American citizens. Maybe we can come together to build an America that is still rooted in the land, in growing our food and marketing the abundance to a growing, global population.
So God made a farmer. Anything is possible. Thank you Dodge Ram for reminding me of the world of possibilities and for encouraging a community of agriculture that believes in the land, in rural and in America.
And thank you to my family, for instilling in me, the love of and appreciation for our family farm.
|My 88 year old farming grandpa|
Dicky Bird says
Liked it! Blessings from Wisconsin.
Donna Eszlinger says
It warmed my heart to know that as farmers, and ranchers,, the word is out that we do work in the elements daily to produce the food that feeds the world, and we do not ask for much else, but a fair price for out products, and our labors since we are stewards of the land
The best commercial of the game…and of many games. Well done, Dodge. Well done.
I didn’t see the commercial but you know I’m VERY happy that they did one and honored the farmers of our country – as it should be. Your mention of Paul Harvey so brings back memories for me of walking home for lunch from school and hearing him on the radio. Still love his stuff to this day!!!
It was truly well done and one of my favorites of the evening. A truly important reminder. I got weepy for that one and the Clydesdale one (so you know it was successful!) Hope everyone is feeling better soon!
Loved, loved, loved it! I wrote about it here if you’re interested. (http://unchartedrhoade.blogspot.com/2013/02/so-god-made-farmer.html)
Aimee @ everydayepistle.com says
Agree. I wrote about it too. Looks like it inspired a lot of us. I hope it had a similar positive effect on the larger viewership: http://bit.ly/11Cd2Xf
Hannah Miller says
Great post! I hope that it shares a positive light on agriculture!
I didn’t watch the Super Bowl, but found the commercial on YouTube last night and absolutely loved it. I think it could be one of the best commercials of all time. I’m thankful for a company that supports family farmers and FFA.
Agreed! I actually wrote about the commercial too (bit.ly/11lnzXu) but I absolutely love your interpretation of the commercial. I completely agree that it has given people hope. I know when I looked at my social media it put a smile on my face to see all the love that commercial was receiving. It made me realize that not everyone has forgotten about the importance of the farmer, and the fact that a major company would take time to acknowledge the farmer is a major step in agvocating.
Very good commercial. I’ve actually watched it multiple times just to catch everything. Very inspiring, finally. And so truly spoken!
P.S. Saw you on the news Monday night:)
Katlyn Rumbold says
I loved it! Dodge Ram couldn’t have done it better..both God and Farming in one commercial brought to the front and center..perfection!
P.S. I’m glad to know I wasn’t the only one who got sick on Sunday..