|Nose pump allows cattle to pump their own drinking water|
|Cutting a PVC water line|
|Attaching a valve that necks the line down to 3/4-in so you |
can use common garden hose fixtures
|Splicing two water lines together using a crimp.|
|Practice at using a water siphon|
After we handed in the assignments tied to the last two chapter reading assignments, the final Sociology of Agriculture Class was spent with a brief review of the topics covered and take away points "Start seeing things in the world from different angles / perspectives. Observe and look for patterns. Be comfortable with being uncomfortable. And finally, keep reading and learning. We then took our final seed quiz (it was rumored that if you did not pass this you did not pass the class). Just before we left class the instructor gave us our take home final assignment (Which I thought we were not having a final since we were done with class before finals week). The assignment was to write a paper on "What is the use (if any) of the sociological perspective and explain how it applies to you as a Sustainable Farmer". Assignment was due next week, submitted electronically.
The final class for Farm Management and Marketing was a pot luck at Instructor Ryan Pesch's Farm "Lida Farm". While there, in addition to eating a very good meal, and being entertained by Mr. Pesch's children we discussed our Draft Farm Business Plans with the other students, getting their input and questions on the plan. Then each student had a session with Mr. Pesch and received his input and thoughts on our draft business plans. The final version of the business plan was due in approximately 3-weeks, submitted electronically. Isn't the internet and e-mail a wonderful thing?
|The Sustainable Food Production Program Class of 2013 with |
Program director and Instructor Dr. Wika (on the right). I am glad to have
them all friends and part of my resource base.