Farmers Share the “Most Sage Farming Advice Ever Received”

June 12, 2019 10:20 AM
 
Experience is everything when it comes to farming—but, obviously, it takes time to gain. This week on Twitter, John Kowalchuk asked his followers to share the best farming advice they’ve ever received.

Experience is everything when it comes to farming—but, obviously, it takes time to gain. This week on Twitter, John Kowalchuk asked his followers to share the best farming advice they’ve ever received.

Here’s a sample of what Twitter farmers had to share:

  1. Maximize the yield on the land you have before you get more.  –@KowalchukFarms
  2. You can’t scout fields from the seat of the truck driving 40 mph. –@thebirdfarmer
  3. It’s not the bad years that get you in trouble, it’s the good ones. –@colincameron49
  4. The only thing in grain farming you can control is how deep you plant the seed… the rest is reaction. –@johnston_garth
  5. The weather forecast doesn’t make the ground fit. –@MIKEWPF
  6. Nothing is as good as it seems or as bad as it seems. –@MattMstorby
  7. Don’t spend dimes chasing pennies. –@Sbaxter311
  8. Be married to your wife, not the farm. –@michael_bergen
  9. Buy good farms, not cheap farms. Good farms you pay for once, poor farms you pay for every year. –@LEAADFarms
  10. Tomorrow’s coming. –@cornandcalves

*some responses were edited for clarity

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Richard
Olton , TX
6/12/2019 05:42 PM
 

  The best advice I ever got was from my grandmother. She said, “don’t be a farmer.” So I didn’t and went the rancher route as my grandmother’s father did after trying farming for a few years.

 
 
Mike
Jetmore KS, KS
6/14/2019 08:57 AM
 

  One of the better lines of advice, "You can't farm your way out of a drought!" 1

 
 
Duane Henicke
Beeville, TX
6/13/2019 09:48 AM
 

  My father. "If it was easy everyone would do it"

 
 
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