Curiously learning from each other


In agriculture — and hey, let’s face it, across the world — we like to compartmentalize.

Whether you are a conventional farmer, organic farmer, rancher, no-tiller, etc., there’s a ton of crossover across all these systems.

This topic came up earlier this week on RealAg Radio, when Bernard Tobin, Shaun Haney, and myself discussed our travel schedules, and the wide variety of conferences and topics set for 2023.

Two of the shows on my list for January is a conference surrounding no-till production, and a conference surrounding irrigation. No-till and irrigation don’t always go hand-in-hand, so quite often we separate out the differences, and call it a day. Agriculture as a whole isn’t as black and white as we sometimes make it out to be. (Maybe there’s a deeper philosophical conversation here?).

It’s an overlap that doesn’t always get recognized, as we focus on the different avenues we’ve put ourselves or others into.

As we quickly put a wrap on 2022, I have a challenge for you for the new year. Be curious. Ask questions. Try to learn something new, something you would put outside of your daily scope. You never know what the ROI could end up being.

In the meantime, check out the conversation the three of us had, here:

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