Video: What Makes A Farmer?


Having grown up on a farm, so many things resonated with me that were said by the farmers who took part in this several minute video from Corteva.  One from a historical context given how many people used to farm out of necessity and our survival compared to today:

“We have enabled society to evolve, for people to pursue passions and not have to spend 80% of their day making sure their family is fed.”

Another one that caught my attention:

“There is not a best way to do anything out here, there are only better ways, and that’s the very definition of progress.”

If you farm, what would you add that may not have been said?  Or, if you also grew up on a farm – see what catches your ear and perhaps stirs some memories and lessons learned.


Corteva – Published on May 22, 2019
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