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Be Sure of Your Sources

Ok, I just have to say it.....Not everyone who thinks that they are an an expert.

I read these blogs....a lot.  There is a great deal of valuable information here.  There are people who have been farming for generations, doing things that have become second nature to them.  Tryed and true.  People who have forgotten more information about certain topics, then the novice will ever know.  True experts in their fields.  It's amazing how much knowledge and experience is available via the internet.

But, be cautious.  There are others who have been around a year or two, gotten a little dirty, and now think that they are experts.  They may know a thing or two, but there is no substitute for experience.  And experience takes time. 

Always check your sources before you take any advice as gospel truth, because, there is a bit of bad information also.  Ask questions, ask for examples and verification.  Ask how long they've been "doing it" and what their experiences have been.  Farming is hard.  Raising livestock is hard.  Mistakes are costly. It's a learning experience.  Do the home work and research.


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Well said! And all too true! It's getting scary out here and with all the inexperience parading as "the new leadership" people can and are easily misled. Keep up the good work.

Posted by meg on April 20, 2011 at 12:32 AM CDT #

Amen to that! I see the same situation regarding herbs. Some feel all they have to do is go to some type of school and get a certificate and voila! they are herbalists. They grab any and all herbs and use them indiscreetly, without regard as to their proper use. Or, get all their info off the internet.

What ever type of farming we do, it is a very responsible job.

Posted by Elaynn McGuffrey on April 21, 2011 at 07:20 AM CDT #

Very good post. Timely and accurate!

Posted by foxtrailfarmer on April 22, 2011 at 01:16 PM CDT #

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