It has definitely been an interesting past couple of weeks. I just wanted to use this post to welcome all of you who have decided to follow “the Twittering Farmer”. From my recent exposure from my CNN interview, I have added over 1400 new Twitter followers. It continues as every day I get messages from new people adding to the mix.
Many of you have sent me personal messages. Many of those were thanking farmers for their hard work and efforts to keep this nation and world fed. Whoever thought we could have a conversation about technology on the farm in the middle of nowhere. I just wanted to take a moment and say Thank You and Welcome!
Let’s rewind the tape for a moment. My wife has returned from Africa, but then loaded up my 4 kids and headed to Branson, MO. (They are returning today) I’m trying to harvest wheat, but it was too wet and the place where we deliver it does not want wet wheat. Something about wet wheat won’t grind into flour., go figure! So, I waited by getting 400 acres of millet planted. Unfortunately, 90 acres shy of the goal, it decided to rain…and hail. It hailed out 300 acres of the 700 acres I had left to harvest. This makes the 5th hail storm I have had this growing season. Over 50% of Perkins County, Nebraska has suffered from hail damage. It’s the nature of the business. You can see pics here.
That is the latest from this area. Feel free to ask questions in the comment section and I will attempt to answer your questions.
I have looked at many of the new followers. Of course, there are a spattering of Spammers, but for the most part, many are real people. What is quite peculiar is many are fairly new to Twitter. I wanted to offer some suggestions of what to do with this new piece of the conversation.
Converse – Twitter only becomes valuable, fun, interesting, entertaining, educational if you get involved. It’s easy, just send me a message here.
Look – Find other people or businesses that interest you. Plenty of areas out there to keep you in the conversation.
Learn – Don’t be annoying. Learn the features of twitter. If you don’t know, ask. Someone sitting in their office or tractor will help you.
So welcome to my world! Lot’s more to come. I’m thinking of producing some audio and video stuff from my little corner of the world and share what’s going on in my cubicle.
That all comes after I get the wheat harvested. Oh, and by the way, farmers have insurance when disasters strike. It helps pay the bills so we can do it all again next year.