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Thought of the Week

“I trust that future leaders, such as myself, will play a major role in continuing the growth of agriculture in the global economy.   I believe that my generation will continue to enhance agriculture and related technologies.” -Max Mielke, WAWG Wheat … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Wash Your Hands!

Many, if not most farmers (and everyone else) are now using smartphones with internet connections which offer a lot more than telephone service.  A recent study showed that 58% of smartphone users check their devices at least once an hour. And … Continue reading

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Farmer Profile – Neil Durrant

Just a few miles from Farmer Neil Durrant’s family farm in Kuna, Idaho, is where I grew up, and I have enjoyed getting to know Neil as a classmate in Leadership Idaho Agriculture.  His family operation has some really interesting … Continue reading

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Farm Tech – Not Your Grandpa’s Technology!

The story Farmer Jim Lowe told us about the schoolchildren thinking that farmers don’t have any cool technology has had me thinking a lot about the subject of farming and technology.  The idea that farming is low-tech is completely false, … Continue reading

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A World Without Farmers?

In 1940, one farmer could feed about 19 people. Today, that same single farmer can feed over 150 people! Check out this fun little video produced by BASF Agro with some really interesting facts about how modern technology allows farmers … Continue reading

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