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  • Dianna Sills 4 months ago

    I totally agree. Have thought this for many years. Thank you for speaking out.

  • DutchLizard Gaming 4 months ago

    You are spot on,…

  • Yellow King 4 months ago

    >college meme

  • buffalopatriot 4 months ago

    The best way to learn to farm is to go to the feed store and tractor store and talk to the old-timers. YouTube too.

  • Windswept Homestead 4 months ago

    Very well said. I am looking forward to taking one of your classes to learn more. I know I can't this year due to travel expenses and my daughters wedding.

  • Dan Calvano 4 months ago

    Preach the truth Curtis!!!

  • Marshwalker27 4 months ago

    An educated person lacking the drive to accomplish the "subgoals" of life will usually end up depressed… same goes for the uneducated. They are equivalent in mental and physical output. The division between them and the rest is in the "can do" and "will do" actions…One talks, one walks. The best education, and the one I convey to my kids, is the act of having relentless effort towards feasible success. "Energy flows where attention goes".. I love that quote (not sure where I heard or read it) but laugh every time I think of it. I do this primarily because I imagine lots of people regularly think of awesome ideas…..while sitting on the couch eating doritos. The draft of attention to an idea is easy for most. The physical action of doing it ceases lots of potential talent. … I could be totally wrong about this being I don't have a college degree in critical thinking, or any other for that matter.. lol Good stuff bud!!! keep them coming…your providing me lots of education I will need very soon.

  • drink water 4 months ago

    So true, I lost my engineering job, I never complained in my job in my past, I brought 3acer land, hard work saving paid off land loan, now thinking to start farming. I am afraid to ask green house farmer to work on there field for free or internship. As I don't have experience I don't no how to start knocking the doors of farmers for work. Please help if any suggestions.

  • Daniel Matulich 4 months ago

    You also argue from a position of true ignorance when you talk about curriculum setting. I showed this video to multiple members of my family who are involved in curriculum design at various levels of the education system, and they all laughed when you talked out of your ass around 8:40.

  • Daniel Matulich 4 months ago

    How much microbiology do you teach your interns? Do you give your students access to high end labs and equipment to allow them to observe nutrient exchanges between plants and microbiology or mineralized solids? How much do you teach your students about breeding, cross-pollination, organic chemistry, or genetics?

    Having lots of students doesn't diminish the value of an education. Anti-intellectualism like this which discourages people from exploring the depth of modern scientific knowledge is what keeps humanity in the stone age. For every good point you make about farming, you make 10 highly dogmatic terrible libertarian points.

    I'd much rather have a flood of well-educated biologists interested but inexperienced future-farmers than a flood of anti-intellectual organic farmers bartering for peoples lawn space.

  • I agree with you but the answer is still unclear. The mantra of finding answers if you're determined enough is good, but direction is necessary.

    I think I speak for others who are young or looking for career change, how should I effectively learn how to farm? Comprehensive sources to read or courses to enroll in.

    So much is a mystery to me. In the same way you don't enjoy being asked about slugs, would a farm owner I volunteer at really give me the time of day to answer every novice question? If it was a monoculture farm, growing other produce will still be a mystery. Where will I learn relevant information about greenhouses and their use if they don't use them?

    People who are serious wanting to start farming are asking you if a course to learn the basics is worthwhile. An answer to that question would be very helpful.

  • ifly269s 4 months ago

    By far the best advice some one could give a young person. EVER. for any job.

  • Asia Blue 4 months ago

    There's nothing like being in your third year of college and realizing just how much of a rip off it really is. I've learned more by myself in the last year and from neighbors than I have in 3 years of college.

  • fckwalm 4 months ago

    Probably the most true statements I've heard recently!….I have a 4 yr criminal justice degree, worth less than nothing. Sad that I could have done so much more….

  • 93VIDEO 4 months ago

    L'université nous apprends à apprendre … Autonomie !

  • Rob Brown 4 months ago

    Nice segment – Personal MBA is a great book that discusses this principle in some depth. The trend right now seems to be going towards the trades – there is a shortage of tradespeople who can do the work we need done, and few people seem to think is important or worthwhile (until they need it done). I think computer nerds taught us a lot about having a degree vs. actually knowing how to create software that works. This Old House (the PBS show) is also starting a campaign to encourage more people to consider careers in the trades. I have my degree and it was a great experience but I have never worked for someone else, have had my own business for the past 20 years, including while I was in university, and now I wonder where I might be had I spent 4 years doing internships and volunteering my time in different areas of focus to explore and discover more about who I am and where I can offer the most. Love the channel – thank you for sharing!

  • Jeb Gardener 4 months ago

    Very refreshing to hear the "why" you have this opinion. It added value to your video. Thanks.

  • Liz Farrell 4 months ago

    I 100% agree with you Curtis!

  • Ian grieve 4 months ago

    I always thought 'what would you do if you have 3 free years and 70 grand, what could you learn'

  • ilan magen 4 months ago

    Nice one