There were a few fun commercials and the usual number of commercials that I wonder if a group of teenage boys made up. By far the best commercial of the night was the Dodge Ram Paul Harvey "So God Made a Farmer". I almost missed it as I was busy going through my magazine mountain looking for Valentine ideas for son #3. Up to that point there had been a lot of white noise and all of a sudden there was silence. I looked up wondering why there was dead air to see "Paul Harvey" on the screen. If you haven't seen the commercial here it is:
Wow. This was definitely a winner in my eyes. Joe, a dyed in the wool GM guy, said he was ready to go buy a Dodge. Kudos to Dodge for this excellent commercial and Dodge's support of FFA. This commercial got the social media community buzzing.
Paul Harvey first recited "Go God Made a Farmer" in 1978 (If I have my facts correct). A lot in
agriculture has changed since then like the technology used on the farm but other things aren't so different after all. I recommend you take a moment and read Ryan Goodman's blog entry on CNN's Eatocracy website. Ryan maintains a blog at AgricultureProud.com. Here's a link to the Eatocrary blog: http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2013/02/05/by-the-numbers-how-has-farming-changed-since-so-god-made-a-farmer/
The only thing I would have changed in the commercial would have been more pictures of younger farmers but the average age of the American farmer is now up to 57 years old. So, I guess Dodge is spot on.
Until next time...