Mike Rowe’s Advice For Beginning Farmers

July 4, 2018 09:31 AM
 
Spoiler alert: Rowe says being a successful first-generation farmer requires a sense of humor and a willingness to take risks and work hard.

In late June, I had the chance to meet and interview Mike Rowe at the VAS Connect Summit. I couldn’t resist spending a chunk of my interview time to ask him what advice he has to offer beginning producers for a special episode of The First Years podcast and luckily, he obliged.

Spoiler alert: Rowe says being a successful first-generation farmer requires a sense of humor and a willingness to take risks and work hard.

“All you’re ever going to do is put out fires and deal with things, but the reward if you’re cut from the right cloth are huge,” Rowe says. “I don’t know a lot of first generation farmers, but the ones I know are having a ball.”

Listen to the full interview with Rowe below or wherever you listen to podcasts including Apple Podcasts and the new AgriTalk app. 

 

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Bob
cooper, IA
7/6/2018 07:44 PM
 

  hey small town Bob, ever hear of Jimmy Carter? He came close to destroying small town america by himself. What do you have to say about him? If land prices drop by 90 percent like they did thanks to Carter then your statement might be true. Until then you are full of it...

 
 
Bob
Small town, KS
7/5/2018 09:43 PM
 

  From all I have seen, Trump has been and is eating your lunches. He's a $10 bln slicker and he is selling the US farmer down the drain/swamp.

 
 
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