Mike Rowe’s Advice For Beginning Farmers

“All you’re ever going to do is put out fires and deal with things, but the reward if you’re cut from the right cloth are huge,” Rowe says. “I don’t know a lot of first generation farmers, but the ones I know are having a ball.” ( Farm Journal )

In late June, I had the chance to meet and interview Mike Rowe at the VAS Connect Summit. I couldn’t resist spending a chunk of my interview time to ask him what advice he has to offer beginning producers for a special episode of The First Years podcast and luckily, he obliged.

Spoiler alert: Rowe says being a successful first-generation farmer requires a sense of humor and a willingness to take risks and work hard.

“All you’re ever going to do is put out fires and deal with things, but the reward if you’re cut from the right cloth are huge,” Rowe says. “I don’t know a lot of first generation farmers, but the ones I know are having a ball.”

Listen to the full interview with Rowe below or wherever you listen to podcasts including Apple Podcasts and the new AgriTalk app. 

 

 
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