Today I heard the audio of M. Bloomberg about how stupid farmers are and how tech workers have and need more “grey matter” to do their jobs.
You can only imagine how how how “upset” I was to hear this! I yelled at my radio “well ## ##” and I am generally very very easy going! Man I’m angry still thinking about it.
I have land and farm, not as my main source of income but supplementing it, and it’s darn fun and rewarding. Here are some of the things us “Idiot Farmers” have to contend with.
Soil Preparation; till or no till, plowing and harrowing, what time of year to start, what is the % of soil moisture to be most effective, lab soil testing, Herbicide treatment including it’s timing, concentration, weeds/grasses affected, weather interruption, Additives, pH reducers/elevators, Ammonium Nitrate Fertilization, concentration, absorption rate, application equipment/spray heads…
You know I could go on and on from sowing, growing, harvesting, climate conditions, to markets on when to sell, timing futures markets, equipment and capital investment purchasing, crop insurance,
If putting a kernel of corn in the ground is so easy why does Texas A&N even have the school of ag? Why is it a minimum of 4 years just to produce idiots! Bloomberg encapsulated the entire 4 year degree down into 1 sentence, what a bunch of fools in college! What a bunch of low and little grey matter persons affected with extreme intellectual disabilities.
See, I’m still … excreting fluids, so to speak.
Anyway, here is what he said quoted below, which now he is saying he never said that and/or it was taken out of context.
Also, I apologize for being so long winded.
If you think about it, the agrarian society lasted 3,000 years, and we could teach processes. I could teach anybody, even people in this room so no offense intended, to be a farmer. It’s a process. You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn. You could learn that. Then you have 300 years of the industrial society. You put the piece of metal on the lathe, you turn the crank in the direction of the arrow, and you can have a job. And we created a lot of jobs. At one point, 98 percent of the world worked in agriculture; today it’s two percent in the United States. Now comes the information economy, and the information economy is fundamentally different because it’s built around replacing people with technology, and the skill-sets you have to learn are how to think and analyze, and that is a whole degree/level different. You have to have a different skill-set; you have to have a lot more gray matter.