• John Vogel

    Thank Ag Technology And Farms Using It

    Nor' east Thinkin'

     by John Vogel
     on August 24, 2012

    In September’s American Agriculturist, my column was titled “On cusp of feed, food panic?” I pointed out some concerns related to the current drought. And those concerns are still valid. But here, I’m going to yield to the excellent thought of another seasoned writer and former Canadian diplomat. Maurice Hladik, author of Demystifying Food from Farm to Fork, has a superb perspective on the benefits of today’s technologies. Hladik says: “If farmers in…

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  • John Vogel

    I Think I Can. I Think I Can. I Think I Can Farm

    Nor' east Thinkin'

     by John Vogel
     on August 8, 2012

    Success in any business requires the ability to forward think – perceive what you want to accomplish, then develop the game plan for getting there. Agriculture and your farm are no different in that sense. Where farming differs is that your family is an integral part of it. That can be very good – or not. But it places a lot more pressure on farm families to succeed. It’s 5:15 a.m., as I begin to write this. I woke up thinking a somewhat stupid thought: I think I can . . . I…

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