What it takes to be a farmer

People who write advertisements have a very fixed idea about farmers, or at least the way they should be portrayed.

They are almost always shown as rough and ready blokes (and they are almost always blokes) who speak like Fred Dagg, and know little and care less for urban people.

That stereotype helps build the idea that farmers aren’t particularly intelligent or articulate and that what they do doesn’t require much skill.

This Facebook post from Peterson Farm Brothers paints a much more realistic picture:

 

Peterson Farm Bros

(ORIGINAL) Farmer AKA Mechanic, Agronomist, Engineer, Economist, Businessman, Accountant, Architect, Doctor, Manager, Electrician, Plumber, Veterinarian, Communicator, Teacher, Conservationist, Nutritionist, Carpenter, Biologist, Technician, Trucker, Maintenance worker, etc.(ORIGINAL) Farmer AKA Mechanic, Agronomist, Engineer, Economist, Businessman, Accountant, Architect, Doctor, Manager, Electrician, Plumber, Veterinarian, Communicator, Teacher, Conservationist, Nutritionist, Carpenter, Biologist, Technician, Trucker, Maintenance worker, etc.

3 Responses to What it takes to be a farmer

  1. Marc Williams says:

    I’ve got a book like that – it’s titled “Understanding Women.” 🙂

  2. pdm says:

    When I was growing up on a farm in the 50’s and early 60’s apart from a good team of dogs a farmer only needed – binder twine, no 8 wire and a strong walking stick to get any job done.

  3. Gravedodger says:

    LOL Marc, how was the read, it took I don’t know how many starts to get War and Peace read by moi, through perhaps there is a message right there.

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