• Josh Flint

    Let's All Calm Down About the Yahoo Ag Degree Article

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on January 26, 2012

    I’ve never seen so much outrage over something that doesn't deserve a second thought. I’m speaking of Terence Loose’s “College Majors That Are Useless” article. Everyone in the ag industry is up in arms over this piece of terrible journalism. Calm down folks, it’s Yahoo, which in my mind is a step or two above the National Enquirer in terms of news quality. At this very moment, three of the top five news items aren’t even news (a ball boy made an…

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  • Josh Flint

    Tips for Marketing Your Farm to Potential Landlords

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on January 17, 2012

    Most folks define marketing as how well you sell your crop. In the February Prairie Farmer, we’re looking at a different type of marketing. How well do you market your farm to potential landlords? This series of stories started with some fairly simple farm resume questions. Pretty soon, I was collecting advice for young farmers on how to gain acreage. It’s a huge topic with a lot of “fine lines.” For example, experts agree it’s o.k. to send out introductory…

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    You'll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on January 3, 2012

    One of my favorite Christmas movies is “A Christmas Story.” Most are familiar with little Ralphie’s quest to own a Red Ryder BB gun. Watching that movie this year, I had to wonder, “Do parents still buy BB guns for their kids? Do kids still want BB guns?” It seems like technology rules the wish lists these days. BB guns are delightfully low tech. Many, my wife included, think BB guns are a terrible gift idea for a young boy. I happen to side with Ralphie’s…

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