|This tractor used in our parent's generation is now a beloved|
"yard ornament" in my flower bed
• Most of the farmers have college degrees.
• Farming in today’s world is not what our parent’s generation did as the average farmer grows twice as much food as his parents did – using less land, energy, water and fewer emissions.
• Today, the average U.S. farmer feeds 155 people. In 1960, a farmer fed just 26 people.
• We love our technology and are very “techie”, we have GPS units in our tractors to help us apply fertilizer and other applications only where it’s needed, as much as needed, and no more. See the 2nd video as Farmer Joe explains more on that.
• We care about our land and are good stewards, after all this is how we make our living
o We go to “combine school” to learn how to run our combines better
o We have continuing education on best practices to apply the products that help our crops &have to pass the certification standards in order to have a license to use these products
• We care about raising the safest, best and most economical food, not only for us but for you, the consumer
o We live on our land, we raise our families here, we eat the foods we grow and those are the same one that you eat too
o We are not the bad “corporate farms” that media tries to imply, if we are incorporated, it is simply for tax purposes. 97% of farms are run by farm families
o Weather and markets as well as anti Ag groups can be unkind to us, but we take it in stride and continue to get up every day to do our best, after all you depend on us
• We love what we do and want to continue living this life style, as well as pass it onto future generations to grow the food the world eats
|A future farmerette, she loves combines and tractors|
As always, if you have comments or questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment. Starting next week, we will be harvesting our winter wheat, so I’ll be blogging on what the Anderson Farm is up to, with pictures and videos. As always, thanks for stopping by and come back soon. All my best, Gayle