Posts tagged Communication
Hand Gestures and Other Forms of Communication in an Ag Operation

f you have spent any time around farmers or ranchers, you have either experienced their hand gesture language first hand or heard stories about that infamous form of communication. Usually this is a random combination of hand gestures, offered up to communicate directions, their meanings most often only understood by the one gesturing.

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Are You A Rookie Farm Wife?

With harvest each year, the struggles and challenges of farm life are sometimes magnified.  As I explained to a non-ag friend, it’s like a race.  We’re always behind and trying to finish before “all is lost.”  A couple of weeks ago, as I was lamenting yet another needed combine repair, my husband looked at me and said flatly, “Come on.  This isn’t your rookie year.  You should be used to this by now.”

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Working Cows: An Ag Couple's Crash Course in Communication

Who needs marriage counseling when you can just work cows and figure out what the issues are right then and there? Recently my husband and I have had frequent opportunities to practice communication skills while chasing and working cows. It seems like after the first snow flies the cows are ready to get out of the pastures and back into the yard.

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From Communication to Economics, Being a Lifelong Student is Key!

At the beginning of February my family and I were able to travel to Spokane where my husband and I attended the Young and Beginning Producers Conference put on by Northwest Farm Credit Services. It was a two day conference with a variety of speakers geared towards education on issues especially relevant to producers who had been in the ag business 10 years or less.

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