In the Farm Bureau world, we have just finished up the county annual meetings and are now working towards the state annual meeting. This year I was struck by how much Farm Bureau, Cattle Growers, Cotton Growers or what ever organization can also have generational involvement.
|Marvin and Myrle accepting the Heritage Award for the Marlatt Family|
|Jay Larson recognizing Arden Palmer for his service to Farm Bureau|
These were just two examples of counties that have generational involvement. Most of my counties have uncles, nieces nephews sons and daughters serving together and they aren't unique. I'm sure there are many counties in every state that generations serving together.
At Farm Bureau, working with members daily, results in many of them becoming like family and as a staff person you cheer them on when they or their family does something great and you pray for them when they are hurting or struggling. And I am very fortunate because I get the opportunity in many cases to work with both the parent and children who are farming and ranching together and serving their community together. If I stay long enough, I may even be privileged to work with the third generation at Farm Bureau and see them become the next officer or board member.