Ag Dad Brags

Father’s Day is this Sunday and we at wish to salute the men who give their all to the land they steward and to the families they raise on this land. Whether it’s a farmer, a rancher, or a small-town patriarch; we say thanks to these great Dads!

Happy Father’s Day!

Rural dads love the land like they love their families
Photo by Stephanie Russell -

Our Facebook followers (those who like us, who really like us!) posted these “brags” about their dads. Only edited slightly for formatting reasons.

  • My dad taught me Honesty and Integrity; that is all you get out of life! – Larry Dobbs
  • My dad is a cattleman through and through – ALWAYS made his living either milking cows as a kid or raising beef for over 60 years. He’s probably fed literally millions of people in his lifetime. On our ranch, nothing was more important than the cows, taking care of them and doing everything it takes to make things work. He also taught me that real ranchers can dress up and that real men should clean up well. I also realize how lucky I am to be a grandmother of 6 and still have my dad (and mom). I’ll never be as tough as they are… – Francine Acord-Brown
  • My father was, and always will be, a farmer. He was a dairy farmer for 47 years and my younger brother still carries on the dairy farm as Pedley Holsteins. My father is 82 and still works every day he can. – Kevin Pedley
  • My dad was an engineer for the phone company. When I became a rancher, he became the proud father of his ranching daughter. He finished off the barn and put up a workshop. Built loafing sheds, fencing and anything else I needed. He passed last July, but spent his last two years here at the ranch. He loved watching the sheep, cows and horse’s mostly from the kitchen window. My dad could do anything. He was kind and gentle. I miss him and think of him often and dearly. – Trish Hampton
  • My rural dad gets up before the sun each morning to feed livestock, change water/break water (depending on the time of year) and then drives over an hour to work on the farm. 10+ hours later he commutes back to feed again and rushes to do any necessary “home” projects before crawling into bed. Then he gets up and does it again the next day. Thanks, Dad, for working so hard to support your family! – Liz LeSatz-Lauck

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