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Top 10 Ag Lessons of a Lifetime: Why is farming so complicated?

Why is farming so complicated?

“So complicated” is the name of a song I heard recently. I’m not sure where it is from or what it is talking about. But isn’t that true for things on and off the farm?  That includes marketing craziness, people, ridiculous weather, incredible disease pressure, insistent bankers, governmental regulations and the list just goes on.… Read more

Top 10 Ag Lessons of a Lifetime: Overcoming Farm Discontentment

Top 10 Lessons of a Lifetime: Overcoming Farm Discontentment

 

Failure… (lots) of hard work … success… What’s next?… (Repeat)  When is good, good enough on your farm? I’m talking about contentment. Contentment in anything: your grain yields, $120 lean hogs, 30 pigs per sow, or maybe 1,000 cows. Where is contentment found?… Read more

Top 10 Ag Lessons of a Lifetime: Stop Hoping and Start Expecting

Top 10 Ag Lessons of a Lifetime: Stop Hoping and Start Expecting

Do you ever use phrases like: I should, we could, maybe, I would, but, if, I think or I’m hoping? We all do. Recently, I made this comment at Kansas Smith Farms prior to the worst PRRS outbreak in the history of farms.… Read more