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Song Celebrates The American Farmer, Benefits FFA


Country music star Steve Azar pens song to honor American farmers and ranchers, with proceeds of sales to benefit South Dakota FFA Foundation.

If you haven’t heard the song, “American Farmer,” by country music artist Steve Azar, you’re in for a real treat. The lyrics celebrate agriculturalists -- describing the hard work and the gamble it takes to have a career in food production. Every time I hear the song, I get goosebumps, and knowing the song was created for a great cause makes the tune twice as sweet.

Preview the song here.

Azar, who is known for his song, “I Don’t Have To Be Me ‘Til Monday,” partnered up with Swenson Investments & Commodities in Sioux Falls, SD, to help promote the future of farming and ranching. Azar wrote and produced the song, “American Farmer,” and Swenson has made 2,000 limited edition CD singles of the song, which are now available for $5. All the proceeds will benefit the South Dakota FFA Foundation.

Copies can be purchased at the state’s FFA Convention on April 15-17 in Brookings. The single is also for sale at the KXRB Radio studios in Sioux Falls, SD. Or, simply visit to make your purchase.

What a cool way to support South Dakota’s future agriculturalists! The song is an inspirational message that perfectly describes who we are as farmers and ranchers. I encourage everyone to check out the single, make that purchase and support the future of our nation’s food supply!

Have you heard the song? What did you think about it?

By the way, yesterday I promised to give away three “Dude, It’s Beef!” t-shirts, randomly selecting readers who left a comment on the blog. Today’s luck winners are: Cheryl Strautz, Shawn McCarty and Kelly Davis. Congrats!

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on Apr 5, 2012

Here's a link to listen to a sample of the song:

What do you think of the lyrics?

Star Cooper (not verified)
on Apr 5, 2012

ANY song that AZAR does is Fabulous AND he has the biggest heart! Way to Go Steve for doing a song to support the American Farmer.

Anonymous (not verified)
on Apr 14, 2012

i farm and first the song today. was hooked right away

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