Computers in Agriculture

There is no denying it, but computers are making their presence known in the modern Ag industry. Sure there are groups which won’t use technology for their farms, but most of the larger ranches and farms as well as some of the newer up and coming smaller operations are using computers to track their boundaries, soil samples, map where they plant, what they feed their stock and more. It is no wonder that companies such as Titan, Decisive farming corp. and Case IH are leaders in the development and use of the programs which help the farmer/rancher with their equipment, networking and running of their operations. What I do not understand is why those who are meant to encourage those who wish to enter into this growing field actually try and dissuade us instead. Sure, there are many who are not interested because they want to be in larger cities, but age or gender is no excuse to keep those of us who really want to be a part of this from learning or keeping us out of the loop.

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Machines … URGH!!!!!

I use to be in retail, and now I spend part of my time in a museum gift shop. Normally Machines and I have a cautious relationship at best, but today was one of those days I wanted to throw the cash register against the wall! Now I know I didn’t have a lot of sales, but according to the register, I had over $138 worth. Now I am not stupid. Math usually is a good subject for me, but the bloody til didn’t match up. I wonder if the machine never cleared on Tues. after I cashed it out. I mean I balanced perfectly in the morning and when I double checked in the evening but a few rocks and a couple of $18 dollar purchases do not come out to 138, no matter how it is sliced! I HATE MACHINES!!!!

And they are on their way!

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These are the end results of the two cheese cakes which are on their way to their destinations.  The lady (who is holding one of the cheesecakes) gets one for transporting the other to JT. A yearly tradition which makes everyone happy. I usually sell these for around $35, but prices are making it almost impossible to make a profit! All the regs any more it raises the costs of the ingredients have doubled! I will do this on request, but it is more of a local thing since it doesn’t travel well either in the mail nor long distances. This is just one of the things I love to do!