Dropping In A Few Seeds

The first, full week of my cold turkey withdrawal from my “political addiction” is going better than expected. In the last seven days, I have yet to post, re-post, or comment on anything political on social media, save a few tweets. Additionally, I have limited my TV News time to (2), 15-minute periods a day.

My wife might not agree, but I think this has made me a happier person.

So while this post will mention a politician, it is not to enter the fray, but to call attention to the fact that he knew so much about what he didn’t know..

So, this story is about farming and not Michael Bloomberg.

That being said, back in November of 2016, Bloomberg, while addressing a group of business school students at the University of Oxford, England, said he could “teach anybody” to farm. A video of that speech resurfaced in February of 2020 while Bloomberg was still seeking to democratic nomination for President.

“Its a process. You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, you add water, up comes corn. You can learn that,” he said. Then he added that working in the modern information economy requires “a lot more gray matter.”

-Michael Bloomberg

Please take two minutes to watch this video posted to Twitter by a young, non-stereotypical farmer. I call the video:

Welcome to more gray matter.

It is entertaining and informative and easily worth two minutes of your time.

Thanks to all the men, women, and even children that work countless hours so we can feed our families because as some of us know, food doesn’t start in the back room of a supermarket.

And…thank you to @JoelEngle for sharing this.

 

 

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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6 Responses to Dropping In A Few Seeds

  1. Jim Borden says:

    my brother-in-law was a dairy farmer; over 1,000 acres and 300 cows. It was a big operation that he handled mostly by himself. It was a 24/7, 365 day a year job. I think most people have no idea how challenging the life of the farmer is. I hope this high-tech approach is easing the burden a bit.

    By the way, you did manage to get a little dig on Bloomberg into your post…

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    • Ray V. says:

      In talking to a farmer friend who still does it the old fashioned way, technology is very expensive, prone to break downs and very expensive repairs in that you can’t fix it yourself ( computers) and you lose time waiting on techs. Nothing is simple any longer

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  2. petespringerauthor says:

    Wow! I wonder how much the farmer has been influenced by having a young, technological daughter. I suppose someone will do a cost/benefit analysis to see if this is a more economical way to farm.

    Like

  3. Margy says:

    We drove back to Alberta last week – farmers are in high gear in Idaho, Montana and southern Alberta.
    Somewhere along the way, I saw an older man bent over the engine of a beat up pick-up truck. I imagined he was a farmer and that he could fix whatever was wrong and be on his way. (The truck was that vintage.) Farming never has been and likely never will be an occupation that doesn’t require grey matter.

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  4. I grew up on a farm, it’s the hardest job of all and it never stops.

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