America’s Farmers – Meet the Woodrow Family

This post was created in partnership with America’s Farmers. All opinions are my own.


Farming from America’s Farmers is such a huge industry in the U.S. today, and without it we wouldn’t have the produce and grains that we have readily available to us today. I think a lot of people tend to forget that agriculture is our Nation’s largest employer. Did you know America’s farmers provide 23 million Americans jobs? The American agriculture industry supports 23 million U.S. jobs, making them the largest employer in the nation. America’s farmers also grow the economy with a trade surplus of 34 billion dollars, which is more than any other U.S. industry.

Not only do they grow the crops that feed, clothe, and fuel us but they do it all on less land. In fact, just to equal the amount of food grown today, farmers from 50 years ago would need their fields to cover every square inch of the U.S. The population of the U.S. have made our farmers busier than ever.

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The Woodrow Family is located in Springerton, IL and they grow corn, wheat, and soybeans. Kelly Woodrow has been farming since 1979, starting when he was just 18 years old. He started farming with his dad, Don Woodrow, now retired, and now Kelly’s sons have started farming with him as partners in the operation. The three share all the farm responsibilities equally and work together to make the farm successful. Even Kelly’s father still drives the tractor from time to time. During the Spring and Summer they can work 14-15 hours a day, which surely makes for long days.

I actually was born in IL and lived there until I was 8, and we lived where a lot of farm land surrounded us. Lots of corn and soybeans. I know it provided a lot of people in our home town with jobs, and still does to this day.

“I think we’re the best in the world at what we do, so I think it’s up to the American farmer to keep improving the technology, to keep being a better steward to the land, to keep doing better with the quality of grain, to keep feeding the world. I think as long as we do that, we’ll all survive and we’ll all make a good living. That’s what it’s going to take, everybody working together.” – KELLY WOODROW

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This post was created in partnership with America’s Farmers. All opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. I was married to a man who worked on a farm for 25 years. It is not fun. In the summer its hot, and the winter is cold. They miss alot of family things because hay has to cut, or feilds have to be harvested. They work long hours, sometimes thru the night. They learn to work on their tractors and if they break down, and the fields have to be harvested, I have seen them work thru the night to fix thier tractors. They work 7 days a week. Last year at the Superbowl, the best commercial was a tribute to the farmers. Until you have lived it, people will not understand. You did very well in this review.

  2. Dorothy Boucher says:

    i grew up on a farm with cows and such, things didn’t end up so good for our family .. I do know it takes a lot of time and energy if you have it to run a farm, not much time for anything else.. thanks for share @tisonlyme143

  3. Karen Glatt says:

    I thank this farm family for working so hard to bring me my food. I think this family is amazing and they work hard to create a great crop for others to enjoy!!

  4. You’re in partnership with Monsanto. Nothing you say is credible to anyone who knows the truth about the dangers of GMOs. My 10 year old wouldn’t eat your food of his own accord. Sorry but that’s life.

  5. I love farmers. LOVE farmers. They do such a huge service to society. Please realize, though, that this post is not sponsored by farmers. It is not designed to promote farming. America’s Farmers is a cleverly designed PR campaign to promote Monsanto’s genetically engineered seeds that grow by spraying them the round up – a pesticide that is highly toxic to humans and causes birth defects, infertility or any number of health issues.

  6. You are poisoning the earth with your GMO’s.

  7. Rebecca Wilson says:

    Farmers are very important to our survival, without them we would be goners.

  8. What a great post! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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