There is a very large mainstream interest in food and how it is produced. As a result, agriuculture practices have never been under so much scrutiny and inspection from the general public. Studies show that farming is a very trusted profession by the masses but there are still some highly critical opponents. In many ways agriculture is battling the perception of farming and ranching as a “back 40” sort of occupation. We have all seen the farmer portrayed in movies and TV with denim bib coveralls, a straw hat, and a few teeth missing. Farming is one of the most technologically advanced professions in the world and as an industry we need to communicate that more effectively. Famers use satellite imagery, blackberries, auto steer, and facilitate the use of genomic research.
If you're on social media, chances are you've seen posts from Dickson Delorme, aka Quick Dick McDick (QDM). His YouTube videos cover his daily life on a grain and cattle farm, while bringing some humour and normality to some of the tougher topics out there. For this Friday edition of RealAg LIVE!, guest host Lyndsey…Read more »