Photo by @jimrichardsonng | Frank Reese is one of my hero farmers. He’s holding one of his rare heritage Standard Bronze turkeys and you can see his pride showing. Frank’s Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch outside my hometown here in Kansas is home to the oldest continuous flock of standard turkeys in America. And this year these turkeys celebrate 100 years on the Kansas prairie; they were brought here from Pennsylvania as a wedding gift in 1917. Frank acquired the flock in 1958. He is one of those farmers who make it their business to protect and nurture our human agricultural heritage. –
On #NationalAgDay, we #ThankaFarmer for growing our food with only 0.7% of the water on Earth. And for finding new ways to solve the world’s water crisis. Test your water knowledge at nationalgeographic.com/unchartedwaters. Sponsored by @WinFieldUnited. In partnership with @sustain_ag and @landolakesinc.