Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to count the ways we love agriculture and our own farmers and ranchers.
- The power of pickup trucks: Nearly 1/3 of women surveyed by Insure.com were attracted to men who drive pickup trucks, compared to 27 percent for sports cars. However, the same attraction can’t be said for men -- just 10 percent of men surveyed were drawn to women who drive pickup trucks. Read more.
- EHarmony didn’t make any friends in agriculture with their stereotypical “15 Reasons to Date a Farmer.” One blogger took the site to task, making her own reasons – the real reasons – to date a farmer. Farming isn’t glamorous, and there’s no doubt dating (and eventually marrying) a farmer is hard.
- A farming-style marriage proposal: An Arkansas dairy set the stage for a marriage proposal. The creative beau even incorporated the bride-to-be’s favorite feed truck to pop the big question. Did she say “yes?” Find out here.
- Singles don’t need to be left out either. Several sites, including FarmersOnly.com, may be helpful for lonely farmers and ranchers looking for a little romantic push in the right direction.
- One of the most popular stories of rural romance is that of Ree Drummond, who found her own romantic rancher on a stop in Oklahoma before moving across-the-country. She’s the accidental country wife who uses her website, books and television show take her millions of visitors through the daily life of a rancher’s wife. She has confirmed that her love story, now a novel called “Black Heels to Tractor Wheels,” may soon be turned in major motion picture. Read, “The Pioneer Woman.” Though Drummond’s story may be the best-known among her urban followers, there are countless other – unpublished – romantic rural stories to tell.