If you could choose, which decade would you farm in?

There have been some decades that were incredible for farming, and some not so much. We doubt that anyone would want to go back to the 30s, the 80s, or even the early 2000s — 2002 was a pretty bummer year — but some of us probably wish we could go back to the “good old days,” whatever decade that was in.

The last couple of weeks on the Farmer Rapid Fire, RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney has been asking a common question to all of our farmer guests. This week’s question: if they could choose any decade, any decade in the past, or even into the future, which decade would they farm in?

Answers included the 1970s, the 2010s, and the future. Hear what decades our recent Farmer Rapid Fire guests want to farm in, and then have your say in our poll below!

One thought on “If you could choose, which decade would you farm in?

  1. The 50’s. Heard of Grandparents paying for land with the first crop. Of course people were a little more satisfied with what they had, so they only bought what they needed for a living. Would take hard work, real communities, and the freedom to enjoy life over computers, cell phones and being told what to do by government and social media. Sorry to be a downer, but I don’t see much of a future in agriculture for anyone with a comfortable family farm that wants to pass it on down.

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