Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Dirt, Delays and Danger

Reed and I recently did a pilgrimage to North Dakota State University for a college visit. It is the time of the year to be making the final visits and decisions on colleges. We were very impressed with the program and what we learned.

Even though it was kinda the off season we still ran into the ubiquitous road construction.

Kinda reminded me of spring on the farm in the following ways...

Any time you are trying to improve something you gotta get dirty and move somethings around.

Weather and other factors can cause delays. Sometimes the delays are so bad that you can miss a whole season. In 2014 many farmers didn't get to plant at all because of the rain.

There are many dangers in conventional agriculture. Chemicals, machinery and financial dangers. Organic farming eliminates the chemical dangers but there can still be danger from equipment and financial.

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