Due to time, internet, router and then even power issues I was delayed on numerous blog posts this week. But I’m back and I just have a few photos to share with many more to come. The girls and I are in western North Dakota this weekend. I am touring farms with my work with the North Dakota Department of Agriculture along with a friend who is an agriculture journalist from Illinois, Pam. She is capturing stories of the impact of energy production on agriculture, the positives and negatives. I am going to have so much to share but first I must pay tribute to my fabulous helpers, Miss A and Miss E. They were such troopers yesterday.
You can see Salem Sue at the New Salem, ND exit from the interstate. Then you exit, drive up a winding gravel road. Why does a giant cow mean something to me?
First, it’s fun. Secondly, it’s a tribute to how important agriculture is all around us. Some build statues of famous people to honor them.
But on the prairies of North Dakota, we honor agriculture and specifically Salem Sue, the giant cow gives us a reminder of the dairy industry.