Monday, November 22, 2010

sissy farmer

9 Comments:

Blogger From the Country Farm said...

I love Joel! Well said. Forgiveness in all applications is a good thing to put into practice.

November 22, 2010 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Agree totally with what he said. We need to return to that relationship with the land. I am concerned about will happen to the grain crops as fuel prices rise. If they aren't making a profit, I think there will be a world-wide shortage. Grain farmers are in a totally different situation than a rancher.

There are two strawberry farms within site of my place. One farmer is on his horse every evening checking his crops. He rarely uses pesticides on his crop, and prepared the soil well before planting. The farm across the street is another story. I have never seen the owner of the land, and there is never anyone checking the crop, and they have had the same plastic over the soil for years. They spray the crop on a regular schedule, whether it needs it or not. I am sure the second farmer has less profit, because he does not have a relationship with his land.

November 22, 2010 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Joel is awesome and his books are great. I am in the middle of "Salad Bar Beef" but have read "You can Farm" and "Everything I want to do is Illegal". All are a must read for farmers and ranchers.

Rosann
SF bay area
California (until I am packed)

November 22, 2010 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love this guy!

November 22, 2010 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Joel. I first saw him on Food, Inc. and developed a starry-eyed wonder at his philosophies and business model.

November 22, 2010 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger jenomnibus said...

Wow - this guys has incredible insight. I've never heard of him but now I'd like to hear more! Thanks for posting this Jenna.

November 22, 2010 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger John Going Gently said...

well that makes me a sissy farmer too!!!

November 22, 2010 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

Joel used to provide all my meat. His chickens are the best I've ever eaten anywhere in the world (and I've been lots of places). So happy to see him here. Thanks for sharing, Jenna

November 22, 2010 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

We are all the choir members that he is preaching to. How do we as homesteaders, farmetters, gardeners etc. help spread the word to the unchurched? Is it possible to convert a corn farmer? Where could he find seed corn that isn't Roundup ready? How could he grow it on his nutrient depleted land? Does he even own a cultivator to deal with the inevitable weeds? Agribusiness is, IMHO, one of the worst evils to develop in this country and world in a long time.

November 23, 2010 at 5:48 AM  

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