Monday, February 4, 2013

Super Bowl - The Year of the Farmer

This year, I was watching the Super Bowl mainly for the commercials since my favorite team was not playing.  I was disappointed at half-time when there had not even been one Budweiser Clydesdales commercial!  I mean, you can't have a Super Bowl without the famous Clydesdales!  Remember some of these past commercials?  Not long after posting about my disappointment on Facebook, I was rewarded with a beautiful commercial.  I guess it's true when people say, "Ask and you shall receive."

But, it was a commercial that aired shortly after the horses graced my television screen that stole the show.  And I do believe I am not along when I say it was the best commercial EVER.  And judging by the way my Facebook feed exploded with similar posts, I have a very strong leg to stand on when making that statement.  According to USA Today, it was the 3rd most popular commercial (behind the Clydesdales).

If you don't know which commercial I am talking about, watch this...
Thanks to Ram Trucks, the National FFA will earn up to $1 million in donation based upon the online views of the commercial.  Every view helps raise money (and awareness).  You can also visit and share a badge.

As many of you know, farming, agriculture, and FFA hold very dear places in my heart
My FFA Family
2000-2001 State FFA Officer Team
I was so glad to see this commercial get such positive attention.  Even Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa talked about it this morning on LIVE!
Here are a few links to other blogs that mentioned the "Farmer" commercial

Pinke Post
Ransom Farms
Wag'n Tales
The Angle
Huffington Post

and I'm sure there are more and will be more...

Until next time...Thank you God for making a Farmer.


Gram said...

love it! Gave me cold chills. I know my dad loved being a farmer, and he worked very hard and never regretted it. He said many times, everyone needs to work hard and he farmed until he couldn't do it anymore. He was a good one, my dad,my hero!

Denise Allgeier said...

It honestly almost made me cry. I knew there was a reason we only drove Dodge trucks around here ;-)

Anonymous said...

GG loved it too....gave me "goose bumps".

The Stockment's said...

Loved the commercial --, questionable! ;) HAHA Oh, the good ole days! So glad that the commercial is drawing so much attention to our roots!