Have You Considered a Career in Farming?

There’s a great picture I found that offers up 10 reasons for you to consider a career in farming.

Here’s the text-friendly version of what’s listed on the photo:

  1. Minimal competition from your peer age group.
  2. The opportunity to implement some of the latest technology breakthroughs in biotechnology and computers into your business model.
  3. Desirable work envrionment including somewhat flexible schedule, working outdoors and no traffic jams.
  4. Agriculture businesses can provide a nice envrionment for raising children to be responsible citizens.
  5. The future of farming involves dealing in finance and marketing and executing business plans and strategies.
  6. Chance to network with other successful farmers around the world through conferences and the Internet.
  7. Seeing your accomplishments and being able to measure your success from field to feed yard to the financial bottom line.
  8. To carry on the family legacy and tradition.
  9. Being involved with an industry that will change as much in the next decade as it has in the last century.
  10. Providing products that are invaluable to society and the economy: food, fiber, and lifestyle.

Now even if you don’t really consider a career in farming, that list is a solid guide for any career. You could apply it to engineering, marketing, web design, blogging, leadership, biomedical products or any enterprise really.

But I’m posting this list here not only as a career suggestion, but also as a list to remind us of what we might be giving up in our drive toward a high-tech world. Do we really know what we’re doing or where we’re heading? I don’t know a thing about farming. But I know that I eat and most of what I eat comes from farms (I hope). And I’m not the only one who knows nothing about farming.

Maybe it’s too late for me, but I don’t think the market for food will vanish anytime soon. Do you?