Just in time for the holidays, news about comedian/actress Amy Schumer buying back the family farm went viral last week as the celebrity gifted back the farm they lost when she was a kid.
According to TODAY.com, “When Schumer was just 9 years old, her father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and the family went bankrupt, forcing them to leave the farm she loved as a child.”
The comedian/actress might be famous for her often crude jokes, but she obviously still has a heart for quiet rural living.
The Hollywood star recently posted a video of herself as a kid running through a cornfield and wrote, "We lost the farm when we lost everything else. But today I got to buy it back for him.”
Recently, Michelle Miller, aka “Farm Babe,” compiled a list of the biggest pro-agricultural celebrities including Luke Bryan, Jordy Nelson, Chris Soules, Jimmy Kimmel, Bono, Penn & Teller, Mike Rowe, Miranda Lambert, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Read her blog post featured on AgDaily here.
And if you want to only support pro-ag celebrities in the entertainment business, Miller also compiled a list of celebrities who do a huge disservice to the agricultural industry. That list includes Chrissie Hynde, Carrie Underwood, Leonardo DiCaprio, Alicia Silverstone, Mark Ruffalo, Suzanne Somers, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Young, Dr. Oz, Susan Sarandon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, Gisele and Tom Brady.
Check out the misconceptions these celebrities are spewing about ag by clicking here.
I believe voting with our dollar is the best way to support our agricultural industry. The celebrities who know, understand and appreciate where their food comes from are ones worth supporting. Their positive influence and common sense endorsements of agriculture are greatly appreciated.
The opinions of Amanda Radke are not necessarily those of beefmagazine.com or Penton Agriculture.