If you think about it, we all started out as farmers, in a sense, because we were all responsible for growing our own food. Agriculture made it possible for us to diversify. Once we realized that farming was a possibility, and the profession of farming became an option, some of us could focus on agriculture while others focused on other types of professions.
Food for Thought
If you’ve ever visited a farm or spoken directly to a farmer, you’ve probably heard similar stories, knowledge, and well-earned pride, regardless of what that farmer grows on their farm. The elements are similar — figure out what the weather and geography will best support, follow established regulations and policies, determine what is needed and desired by the marketplace (what will we buy?) and manage it in the most efficient way possible.
Like many other professions, farming depends upon multiple factors for success. Farmers grow/raise our food in the smartest, most efficient way possible unique to their farm that is also desired by all of us, the end recipients of their hard work and knowledge. All this while making sure that the choices that are made this year set up the next growing season and future generations for the most success possible.