Tailgate Talk - Mid-February 2018

February 2, 2018 02:31 PM
What A Day: If It’s Not One, It’s The Other

What A Day: If It’s Not One, It’s The Other

Uh oh … I think the driver meant to open the tarp, not the hopper. Clean up on aisle 1.

If you’ve had one of those days—or captured someone else’s—we’d love to share it with our readers. Email images to whataday@farmjournal.com or hashtag #FJWhatADay on Twitter and Instagram.

Stat Rack

The following shows the 2017 price for common grocery items and the percent change compared with 2007 prices:

$4.12 Price per pound of ground beef, a 45% jump

$5.79 Price per pound of sliced bacon, a 58% increase

$3.21 Price per pound for boneless chicken breast, a 6% decrease

$1.43 Price for a dozen eggs, a 15% decrease

$1.34 Price per pound for white bread, a 12% increase

$3.24 Price for a gallon of whole milk, a 7% decrease

$4.70 Price for a half gallon of ice cream, a 19% jump

No Arms, No Legs and No Limits

Chris Koch had a fairly normal childhood growing up in a farming community south of Calgary, Alberta. Yet, he had one difference that set him apart from other kids: he was born without arms and legs.

“I visually look a little bit like Humpty Dumpty who had a great fall—I just have better balance,” says Koch, who was the keynote speaker at the 2018 Top Producer Seminar, which took place in late January in Chicago.

As hard as it might be for others to believe, Koch had an easy childhood. A good sense of humor, supportive family and positive outlook all contributed to him excelling beyond his physical challenges.

“There are days, where I think, ‘If I had arms and legs, life would be a lot easier,’” Koch says. “But, it has nothing to do with your arms and legs—it’s that 6" of space between the ears that gets in the way. Our brains are our strongest muscle. But it’s also the biggest obstacle we have in our lives.”

Instead of worrying about factors beyond your control—like market prices or the weather—Koch encourages people to take control of their own happiness. “You get out of life what you put into it,” he says. “Put up love, positivity and generosity, and that’s what you’ll get in return.” Learn more about Koch and his project, “If I Can…” at www.ifican.ca.


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