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God Made A Farmer - 1 Million Views.

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New Ram Trucks Super Bowl Commercial "Farmer" recognizes contribution of Farmers! We have replaced our original video with this new version to support Future Farmers of America

We wanted to celebrate an interesting milestone with everyone..
The video we produced to celebrate Farming, "God Made A Farmer" is close to reaching 1,000,000 video views, since we posted it last June.
Thanks for all of the nice comments and referring it on to your friends and relatives.
We have posted it below if you want to see it and please let us know what you think of it.

Joe and the Farms.com team.
Author :          Joe Dales
Date Posted : 1/29/2012 2:01:24 PM
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Date Posted : 1/29/2012 2:23:54 PM
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thank you to farmers all over this country.
Date Posted : 2/2/2012 1:09:20 PM
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Fantantic. I wish everyone could see this!!!
Date Posted : 2/3/2012 7:35:06 AM
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if God made a farmer, how many still believe Genesis 1:1, that says God created everything
Date Posted : 2/3/2012 7:50:58 AM
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Amazing, emotional, and so very true. Cheers to all our farmers in Ontario Canada and around the world!
Date Posted : 2/3/2012 9:29:33 AM
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Thanks for this great piece. I miss Paul Harvey... what a great heart, and a gift for using his voice to give life to a story. I've seen other videos and slide shows featuring this audio recording. Each is powerful, because the images of real farmers give evidence to the truth that God created them for a special purpose, gave them great responsibility and gifted them with great character, strength and love. The tools and times may change, but that character remains the same. God bless our farmers.
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Date Posted : 2/3/2012 10:14:55 AM
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Greetings from Micronesia in the Western Pacific. I used to work for the farmers of Ontario and Quebec and the standards and values of these families is so beautifully portrayed in this video it easily brought unashamed tears to my eyes. My wife and I currently run and teach an agriculture program at the community college here and although different than agriculture in Canada, we try to instill the same standards and values and base much of our work on biblical references. This video fits beautifully. Unfortunately we do not have internet connectivity in our classroom and we would like to show this video to our class. So our question is, how can we save this to our computer or can you send us a saveable version so we can download it to our computer for later use?
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Date Posted : 2/4/2012 3:43:41 AM
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Winning hearts one million views at a time Owen Roberts, Urban Cowboy Mon Feb 06 201

Agriculture has long wondered how to get the public and other decision makers to pay attention to it — to see it is different, new and exciting.

Well, here’s one approach that as of late has been endorsed a million times: Go back to your roots.

Last week, London-based Farms.com announced that an unassuming video put together last summer by one of its interns, Mackenna Roth, has reached a video plateau normally reserved for scandal, tragedy and rock stars. God Made A Farmer, an accessible, digestible PowerPoint video barely two-and-a-half minutes long, has now garnered one million views on the farms.com website.

The PowerPoint images provide a backdrop for an original, live-audience narrative by legendary radio voice Paul Harvey (of “The Rest of the Story” fame). In it, the renowned broadcaster, who died in 2009, squeezes the realities and the romance out of farming, with his one-of-a-kind delivery. Based on the biblical story of Creation, Harvey takes journalistic licence to describe how, on the eighth day, God made a farmer to be the caretaker of the planned paradise. The narrative goes like this:

“God said I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board, so God made a farmer … God said I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt, and watch it die, then dry his eyes, and say ‘maybe next year’ … so God made a farmer.”

You get the picture. Big arms, big heart, big soul.

People love this image, whether they live in Woolwich Township or downtown Toronto. We know from public opinion surveys that farmers are among the most respected professionals, right up at the top alongside those who serve the public, such as nurses, scientists, firefighters and other first responders.

Interestingly, it seems farmers like the here-to-help image too, even though they shy away from it in public. As a website, Farms.com mainly attracts farmers. And although the God Made A Farmer video has gone viral, many of the initial views that propelled it into the stratosphere most likely came from the farming community.

Nonetheless, farmers continue to worry about their public image. For years, they bucked the hayseed stigma by explaining patiently to urbanites how complicated and sophisticated farming has become.

Indeed, it has. But I don’t think that’s what the public wants to hear.

Here’s why. I was fortunate to address the fledgling and energetic Ontario Lavender Association in Guelph recently, about how farmers can involve the media in their marketing endeavours. I was asked what kind of an image I thought farmers should portray — modern, or traditional.

My response basically reflected Paul Harvey’s message: big arms, big heart, big soul. It’s modern and traditional at the same time. Why fiddle with one of the best public images in existence?

Members of the public want to know their food is being grown by real people who care about them and their families. They want to know farmers have some measure of public responsibility in their credo. Interestingly, farmers are seen differently than farming, which outside of local food circles is often villainized by some as being corporate and industrial ... even though some of farmers’ best opportunities involve the industrial use of their crops for energy and manufacturing.

Agriculture must work hard to marry the public perception of farmers with farming, and it needs farmers to do it. Farmers are the most credible spokespeople for their sector.

It takes time and effort to represent your sector. But if a million people are watching — and learning, hopefully — it’s time very well spent.

Watch God Made a Farmer at http://goo.gl/i3ooz.
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Date Posted : 2/6/2012 12:27:32 PM
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Thanks everyone for the comments and feedback.

We have had over 1,056,000 video views of God Made A Farmer.

We are glad you enjoy the video.

Joe
Date Posted : 3/2/2012 9:51:16 PM
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Yes. God did all that. How he did it, science is helping us to find out; even with Genesis 1:1
Date Posted : 3/19/2012 4:52:11 PM
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I love farmers, some of our family fit into this category, but God made this world perfect, and it was not until Eve and Adam sinned that we had to plough the ground and plant the food and harvest it, if only we had learnt to give God all the glory we wouldn't have to have farmers. Let's make sure that we have put things right with God through Jesus Christ His son so that when we can get to reign on with him on earth for a thousand years and we won't have the need to toil. Hallelujah. Thank you God for those willing to work hard.
Date Posted : 3/22/2012 3:30:18 AM
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Beautiful message God Bless Farmers near and far.
Date Posted : 3/28/2012 7:30:29 PM
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obama is definatly NOT a farmer
Date Posted : 2/3/2013 11:05:17 PM
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Hi Everyone,

We are very supportive of Chrysler Ram Trucks and the God Made A Farmer commercial they presented on the Super Bowl.

They are keeping the message alive and also supporting FFA.

Thanks Ram Trucks,

Joe Dales
Farms.com
Date Posted : 2/4/2013 12:24:13 AM
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I cannot remember a commercial that made me feel so proud that I was raised on a farm. So incrediably true. WONDERFUL!!!!!!
Date Posted : 2/4/2013 9:22:55 AM
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WOW! As a seventh generation farmer, I was taken by this commerical being ran during the Super Bowl. It's not very often the "Farmer" gets reconized in this kind of a spot light. I realize it was an advertisement for Dodge trucks, but my hat still goes off to them for also taking time to reconize the farmers and supporting the FFA. Hopefully this will help some people remember that the food, fuel, and fiber is not grown in a store!

THANK YOU RAM TRUCKS!
Date Posted : 2/4/2013 9:57:11 AM
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THANK YOU, PAUL HARVEY, FOR THE GREAT TRIBUTE TO FARMERS!!

Date Posted : 2/4/2013 10:10:52 AM
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Love the speech! One of the best I have heard in a long time. :)
Date Posted : 2/4/2013 10:58:34 AM
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My husband has been an agricultural science teacher/FFA advisor for 30 years. He loves God, his country, his family, his job and his students. Motivation to become the great man he has become came from being raised on a Texas Black-Land Prairie farm. Our three children are members of FFA. I could not be prouder. Thank you to Paul Harvey (RIP), RAM Trucks, FFA, Farms.com, and all farmers wherever you are for inspiring such a wonderful and moving commercial for all to see. God Bless You!
Date Posted : 2/4/2013 4:45:46 PM
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This nation would be nothing without farmers.
Date Posted : 2/4/2013 4:59:07 PM
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Thank you to all the farmers like us out there! This country wold be nothing without ya'll
Date Posted : 2/4/2013 7:37:10 PM
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Thank YOU Farmers!!!! What an awesome commercial.
Date Posted : 2/4/2013 9:07:49 PM
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This is the first time that we viewed the video, we are farmers and just love it, i have posted it to my Facebook, and we belong to semap, and asked them to post it to there newsletter that they send out to all us farmer. thank you so much.
Date Posted : 2/5/2013 1:39:12 PM
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To have the honor of letting my son see what it means to be a farmer and watch him make the choice to go to college for Dairy Herd Management makes me the proudest farmer on the block. To farm is not a job, rather it is a calling. It is not in everyone nor should it. It takes nerves of steel and a heart of gold to make a farmer. Farmers make this country! One mouthful at a time! Joe Novick Sugar Creek Farms
Date Posted : 2/5/2013 9:05:18 PM
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I was raised on a farm. Where can I purchase this?
Date Posted : 2/6/2013 7:15:30 PM
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Thanks to Joe and the Farms.com team and all the sponsers for an AWESOME project. How true this is!! My hat is off to all the farmers around the world who work endless hours for the USa.

Thank you to Paul Harvey (RIP), RAM Trucks, FFA, Farms.com, and all farmers !!
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Date Posted : 2/14/2013 11:30:10 AM
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Really superb. Greet The netherlands
Date Posted : 3/18/2013 9:49:15 AM
  
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