In 2012 Australians will celebrate the Year of the Farmer, a profession rather close to my heart.
And while most of the beef, grain, sugar, milk, honey, pork or egg producers I know would rather be left to go about their daily business without the scrutiny of anybody else, I would ask that every one of you who comes by my blog today, please take five minutes to watch this video.
It's astounding to think that the world population has doubled in my lifetime and in the next forty years will increase by another 50 percent. Astonishing to consider how we will feed this population, particularly as the space they will need to occupy will further impinge onto the very farming land needed to grow the food that will feed them.
A special shout out to Bushbelles where I first stumbled upon this video. She does an amazing job of broadcasting rural events, showcasing rural talent, achievers, personalities and promoting rural lifestyle.