BTW, farming isn't an easy business but it is a fairly simple one- mostly just keepin' going, adopting some new stuff after the early adopters prove it out and making decisions off heuristics.
But you might still need some real thinking power some day, so best to not destroy it entirely.
Re: Farming is Simple??
Farming is simple?? Farming is my second career. I was a Chemical Engineer once, but we bought my wife's grandfather's farm 25 years ago, and I find that to be a successful farmer I have to understand or know how to :
- understand weather patterns (global, and how they affect supply and demand)
- understand futures markets and how they work and how to make them work to my advantage
- understand the chemistry of herbicides and pesticides and when/how to apply them
- understand seed traits and how to select the right trait package for my soil and growing season
- understand soil fertility, pH, CEC, Organic matter and how to build it, how to take soil samples, how to read soil samples, how to make variable-rate fertilizer prescriptions that the elevator can use
- be able to record and use yield maps for the above fertility management planning
- be a tax accountant, understanding revenue and expense and profit, depreciation, how to time income/expenses to minimize tax impact, how to avoid the ObamaCare Cliff
- be a financial planner, ensuring sufficient cash flow for the operation and for long term upgrades to the operation and for my retirement
- be a metalworker, fabricating parts for old equipment that are either unavailable or too expensive, welding broken parts and general equipment maintenance and repair.
- be a tire specialist, fixing flats, replacing worn or damaged tires
Since I like learning new things, this has been a great adventure. Don't mind saying I was flopping around like an ignorant city slicker for the first few years, but some neighbors apparently felt sorry for me and taught me a few things to get me started. I am forever grateful.
Interesting, an opinion piece with virtually no science behind it found in "Scientific American". Yes, cell phones and computers are rewiring our brains in bad ways, that is a fact proven by many studies. No one seems to care on either side.
Funny they don't dare touch the tech giants controlling speech and thus forever proving their point, only not in the way they want.
"Post truth" is such bs. The Dems changed the election rules, they found about 10,000,000 votes by doing it and they understandably were able to beat a horses ***** with great policies. This triumph will be short lived I suspect, not because of "post truth" but just because the policies being forced upon the whole globe just don't work. Never have, so will it be "post truth" when they don't work this time? A conservative plot? Trump undermining america from his Florida undersand tactical strike force base?
I hope any country that is communist/socialist fails, especially "democratic socialist" countries, because they willingly enslaved themselves. I feel sorry for people born into totalitarianism, but I have zero respect for those who once had freedom and gave it away for the promise of free stuff.
Ken, was always curious whether you really were a nutter or just playing an affinity scam for your guru clients.
You are a nutter (but it will be good for business)!
I had a tip when you were doing the "it will go away in April" thing.
Like millions, little remorse for participating in pandemicide- in fact a sense of victimhood.
Please provide proof for any and all of your allegations. Show your work.
If you mean "farm programs are free stuff", those on here that have participated will attest they aren`t exactly "free money" ...there`s hoops. What can one man do? Like I`ve said, down the line when we have to pay for all this spending and taxes are raised just because you don`t sign up for farm programs, that isn`t lamb`s blood on your doorpost, the angel of death will still demand payment.
No clearer picture of sd's continuous line of BS than to his reference of "scientific American"
Like trying to find a history based program on the History Channel. Or a statesman among politicians.
Remember when Ishmael would kick nutz off of this forum, and he would come back a few days later with a new name? How many incarnations were there? Hardnox,... SDHolloway,... there were many more. Rare to see anyone that has lost it to the extent that nutz has, and it is pitiful to watch.
I remember last year when my oldest son was asking about MN Viking football coaches, and I named every single one in order from the start of the franchise until now. Surprised myself, even.
Guess I am not that big of a fan of nutz.
Just a warning though folks....you can be fresh out of a strait jacket, and post here like you actually know something. Reminds me of that meme of a dog typing on a computer, at a dating site, and the caption is "On the internet, no one knows that you are a dog."
Oh yes, the straw man argument. Divert from the real issue and focus on one mistake that I shared with many, Faucci, Pelosi, Cuomo, and many many others back in March.
The real election of significance was the Perdue Georgia Senate Seat. The reason a lot of American's Blue or Red like a split government is because it slows crazy political whims down on both sides. The last 4 months show the wisdom of that approach imo, even the last 4 years show the wisdom of that approach imo.
Lastly, read "The Shallows" by Nicholas Carr. I've mentioned it before. Or even look up the Stanford Research on it published in 2009 I think. The science is over whelming, no one cares of course cause we love our cell phones. Not unlike cigs in a prior generation I suppose. The "smart" phone is reprogramming our brains making us great video-gamers, and destroying long-term vision and wisdom capabilities. Carr is no conservative btw, about as blue as you can get.
I just proved your critique of my wisdom, I wasted time answering your ridiculous post. Remember to throw this one in my face 18 months from now ok?