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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Winter blahs…

I don’t mind snow. It is crisp, fun to play in, and just beautiful.  It is when the sun is constantly hidden and the temps fall in the double digit negatives when I get to feeling down. It is too cold to venture outside if you don’t have the proper garments so you can’t work outside. When you can’t go outside then you start feeling trapped, when you start feeling trapped… Oh crap! I sound like that stupid commercial! Anyway, you get the idea. When I am alone, I can work on sewing, crafting and even watch some of my movies, but when I am not alone, and can’t find a space to call my own, the house seems like a tiny prison, and you start feeling claustrophobic IE: Cabin Fever has just struck! Anyway this has been going on a lot this winter. Sometimes it doesn’t feel as bad, but then again these last few years I have had a restless feeling that I need to get out and work on something. Problem is when I feel like that and start a project, it usually ends up being highjacked and is no longer mine. Where do people get off telling you where you can and can not work? At 55 I can ride horses, I am good with working with cattle (though I do admit a fear of the huge equipment), and I now know how to tear off a roof and how to put on shingles! I think at my age I can do anything I want. I may not be young nor stupid which puts me on the cautious side and a bit slow until I get use to the job, but I will work hard and learn! Hope this makes sense. With no TV it seems to be the next best thing.