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Offline Dotch

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Re: Fencelines
« Reply #780 on: July 30, 2020, 10:30:58 AM »
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Glad you find it interesting. Coming from a furloughed union thug, I suppose I have to take it.  :rotflmao:

There are perhaps between 20 - 30 individuals like myself scattered across the state. We are independent consultants with varying backgrounds however. We're not tied to a seed, chemical or fertilizer supplier or supported by a govt. agency. Farmers or other individuals hire us to provide unbiased technical services and data for them. I haven't seen everything but I've seen a lot. I've been working in crop management for 39 seasons between MN & ND; 36 of it has been as an independent consultant and 3 years working retail fertilizer, feed, seed & chemical in MN as well. Not bad experience to have because it gives one an understanding of that side of the industry as well.

I've expanded my reach to a more national and international level too. In two weeks it'll make 17 years of participating on the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. I've been able to see a lot of the eastern corn belt and become friends with a lot of folks not only in the US but from all over the world. It's been very interesting to see & hear about what goes on other than just in our own backyard.

As Extension budgets have been increasingly slashed, I also find myself answering a lot of questions over the course of a year from individuals about yard and garden weeds, insects and diseases. Tracking down someone in Extension to answer a question has become more and more difficult. It's much easier to dump it on my desk and leave a note. I have in a sense become Hank Kimball, sans the govt. funding.  :doah:       
Time itself is bought and sold, the spreading fear of growing old contains a thousand foolish games that we play. (Neil Young)

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Re: Fencelines
« Reply #781 on: July 30, 2020, 10:39:54 AM »
 :happy1: :happy1: :rotflmao: thanks dotch......... very interesting.
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Re: Fencelines
« Reply #782 on: July 30, 2020, 11:19:50 AM »
:happy1: :happy1: :rotflmao: thanks dotch......... very interesting.

2nd that!!
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Re: Fencelines
« Reply #783 on: July 30, 2020, 06:59:17 PM »
Good for you Dotch.  That sounds great and you have done well Pilgrim! 

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Re: Fencelines
« Reply #784 on: July 30, 2020, 07:36:00 PM »
Good for you Dotch.  That sounds great and you have done well Pilgrim!
:tut:. Now don't tell him stuff like that. :confused: it'll go to his head. :rotflmao:
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