A college degree can open up a lot of doors, but it’s not always obvious how that translates on the farm. Is saddling the tremendous cost of university worth it for those planning to return to a family operation?
Agricultural Drones: From Detection to Diagnosis
The number of farmers over the course of the past century have been declining. This is due to the overwhelming amount of people nation-wide that have been moving out of rural regions and into metro areas.
For young people, that trend is changing.
Close to 60,000 jobs are set to open up in agriculture, food and natural resource sectors each year for the next five years, according to a report from Purdue University and the USDA, reports Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media on Newsworks.org.
Like myself, a woman in agriculture, can be a tough, roller-coaster of emotions, uninspiring task; however, at the end of the day, rewarding. Woman working in the agriculture industry take on a endless amounts of pressure day after day. But why? Because all that most of us have ever known was that ‘Dad does it.’ But let me tell you, times are changing and boy are they changing quickly. Even though living off the ground is all Melody has ever known, she too has seen struggles. Read below to see what Melody says…
While many fields look good from the road, an aerial view reveals a bigger picture.