A message from Discovery Farms Co-Director, Amber Radatz
A few months ago, having most of the activities in the United States come to a screeching halt seemed like something that would only be in a movie. We are all living in this alternate reality together, and there are mountains of heartache, stress, and painful circumstances. I hope that in the not too distant future we can look back and find that we took opportunities to improve and grow and change our systems and ourselves for the better.
I called a farmer friend a few days ago, and after he answered, he said, ‘And what can I do for you today?’ This really struck me. Did he honestly believe I would be calling with a request when the world is falling apart? Yes, and he was ready to help. Because that is agriculture. Always at the ready. My answer was this: ‘I am just calling to tell you I’m here for you, and I’m thinking of you.’ He was surprised, and thankful.
While I won’t have the chance to call each of you, please know that the same is true. Speaking for all of Discovery Farms, we are here for you, and we are thinking of you. As was in a recent letter from Joe Bragger, Wisconsin Farm Bureau President, “Everyone is dealing with the challenges of COVID-19 in a different way. Now is not the time to ignore feelings of hopelessness or helplessness. If you need help, call.” There are many resources available, and we would be happy to help get you connected.
From our families to yours, take care.