October 30, 2020

Farming as a career: why you need to be a farmer

Farming is a very important career that in any way will continue to yield interest in the world. It is one of the sectors that control the world’s largest income in the Economy of the world.

A lot of people apply for medical courses in institutions and were later given agricultural courses as a course. Most of them end up crying because they have never come to realize how helpful and big the Farming or Agricultural career can be to them.

According to the 2017 USDA census, the average American farmer is 57 years old and with few young people entering the field, farming is in desperate need of new blood. There’s much more than centuries of tradition at stake.

The UN estimates that the world population will reach 8.5 billion by 2030, and as high as 9.8 billion by 2050, requiring a 70 percent increase in global food production. With that many mouths to feed, farming may well be the most important job on the planet.

The AgTech company working to help farms transition to more sustainable practices. I’ve seen firsthand the effort and dedication farmers put into stewarding the land and feeding the world. I’ve also seen misperception about what farming is (and isn’t) hold the sector back from attracting younger generations and adopting technological innovations that can improve the lives and livelihoods of farmers.

Here are tips a lot of us don’t know about Farming:

1. Farming is a Tech Industry.

Agriculture might be perceived as old-fashioned and low-tech. But farmers have worked hand-in-hand with technology for generations. Whether it’s large machines like tractors and combines or complex chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides. Right now the field is in the midst of profound change as advanced technologies including green chemistries, robotics, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, machine learning, regenerative agriculture, and biomimetics transform how farms look and function.

2. Knowledge gotten from Farming can be passed from one generation to the other in a Family.
3. Deepen our connection with food

There’s something special about the gift of food. If someone takes the time to bake you a pie, it’s a gift from the heart. If someone bakes you a pie made with strawberries and rhubarb that they grew themselves? Now that’s a whole new level of love. It makes us in a way know the value of food.

Since Farming in a big way helps the ecosystem, why not contribute by studying what helps us but choosing Farming or Agriculture as a career. There are different Branches e.g

  • Horticulture
  • Animal Production
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Crop Production
  • Soil and Land Management and many more

Farming is a broad field of study and a very wise choice of study too.

Samuel Adekunle

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