Today was my last day of officially working on the farm as an intern. I can't believe my time as an intern has officially come to an end. It seems like just yesterday I showed up on the front steps of the Howdy! Farm asking Corey to let me be an intern and to teach me the ways of farming. I would have to say I've learned a lot of valuable things, farming and non farming related. Some farming knowledge I've gained includes:
"To be interested in food but not in the production is clearly absurd." -Wendell Barry
I whole heartily believe in this quote. I always thought food science was the start of food production through the processing side but no it's the literal production of food straight from the farm that truly starts everything. I've always been a fan of great tasting wholesome food, I'd love to take this passion that truly flourished while working on the farm and put it to use in my future career goals. I think it would be great to work for a company that emphasizes healthy, organic, and/or natural food products and is looking for ways to feed the world. Wendell Barry said it best, to really be passionate about food you must like the production of it. I would just have to take it a step further and add that it's best if you are interested in ALL aspects of food production to truly enjoy and understand where your food comes from.
This internship has been my favorite class since my time being here at A&M. I'm an interactive learner so I can't expressed how much this class has helped me learn about horticulture as well as discovering what I'm truly passionate about. Unfortunately, my internship has come to an end, but I'm so excited to tell everyone about my experiences. Although I am no longer an intern, I can promise you the Howdy! Farm hasn't see the last of me!! I plan on coming out to volunteer whenever I have the chance to because I know I will truly miss the serenity I always felt on the farm this semester. It's been a semester for the books, this will be my last blog post as an intern. If you read this (or any of my blog posts) thanks for reading, Claudia out for the last time!!