. I'm not on Twitter, but many folks are - some wear denim overalls & drive massive harvesters, others raise fiber rather than corn, or make artisan cheeses or salsa or breads. here's a shepherd with a significant following - The Tweeting of the Lambs: A Day in the Life of a Modern Shepherd | The New Yorker I think it's good that farmers & ranchers are more visible - urban dwellers are far too removed from their food sources, & reminding them that it's not all done by robots in a warehouse is important. Living, breathing plants & animals - & for that matter, soil - make their food, & an army of humans does a lot of work to plant, feed, grow, create, process, package, & send it off. Fiber for clothing or gear is also a far-distant concept for most folks, other than hobby knitters & other crafters who use cotton, wool, silk, & other natural fibers to make their goods. Horsehair & rawhide for bridles, girths, ropes, & other practical & decorative gear is a traditional craft in the western states; they can be both beautiful & durable, & are often more comfortable for the horse, too. The hide of an aged horse or cow that died of natural causes is incredibly hard-wearing & far-more valuable than the hide from a 2-YO beef steer. - terry .