Last week I had the opportunity to discuss crop production with Internationally known crop consultant . As we talked about a number of things, Gary said “You know this isn’t rocket science. This is way harder! You can’t just plug numbers into a computer and get an answer.”
Gary continued, “Farming is more than physics, its chemistry, biology, and much, much more. You are dealing with living things that almost never do what you expect them to!”
The more I think about it the more I think he is right. Launching rockets into space is a pretty regular thing these days. They do it every week, in fact in 2010 there were .
In 2010 only 1/10 that many, or seven corn farmers grew more than 300 bu of corn in the. That was out of 7125 applicants!
So next time someone says they can help you grow high yield corn ask them, “Are you smarter than a rocket scientist?”
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