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Farming

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It’s been nearly three months since my father left me with the farm. It was precisely one year ago today when he saw my newborn son in the hospital. While we were watching Nolan get passed from family member to family member in the birthing suite, he told me, “You have achieved immortality.” I thought about that a lot today as I sat today for 14 hours on the tractor, stirring up as much dust as the 1/2″ we received last week would allow.

I’m learning a lot, but I don’t know that I’ll ever feel that I’m learning enough. I’m particularly disappointed with the amount of quality agricultural audio content. KFRM is chalk full of commercials and religious and family content, Audible doesn’t have much in the way of quality nonfiction related to ag in any way, and the few podcasts I’ve found are valuable but they are too few. If you have any suggestions for high level and high quality content, let me know in the comments.

Aaron

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Aaron Traffas farms near Sharon, Kansas. He currently generates content at HeavyWorth and, before that, spent 18 years with Purple Wave in Manhattan, Kansas. Aaron is an active singer and songwriter and the Aaron Traffas Band's latest release, Enter: The Wind, can be found at iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Aaron served as president of the Kansas Auctioneers Association in 2017 and on the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Board of Trustees from 2009 through 2013. He is a past instructor at CAI and co-wrote the AMM designation course from NAA. An active contract bid caller, he has advanced to the finals in multiple state auctioneer contests.

5 Responses to “Farming”

  1. Robert Mayo

    Can’t help with the podcasts, but it is too to see you writing again.

  2. Robert Mayo

    Woops, meant good to see you writing again.

  3. Hey Aaron, we need to get together for a call and catch up soon. In the meantime, check out http://www.farmerfeeds.com.

    In addition, there are lots of Internet marketing podcasts and of course, Adam Carrolla is a great way to spend an hour a day.

    Take care.

    Dwayne

  4. One thing about farming there is time to think, you will be a great farmer and you are a wonderful father. Your father would be proud!

  5. I’ll take a more in-depth look at farmerfeeds. I looked at it a year or so ago and then recently in my quest to find ag content, and found it good but lacking in content that was geographically (many from other countries) and topically relevant to my needs. 

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