is college a waste of time for a farmer?

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  • 3 weeks ago
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    Not necessarily. It depends what you want to major in and what your future career goals are. There are many programs that specialize in agriculture, farming techniques, and horticulture. Even studying business or a management program can help you in successfully turning your farming practice into a successful and profitable business. 

    If you would like to expand your knowledge and gain a degree in something other than farming, then that is not useless either. There is no harm in gaining additional knowledge and skills that can provide you with more career prospects in the future. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    Neigh. Knowledge is power. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    Real and honest answer is YES. Don;t go until the whole education system is reformed, waste of time and money.

  • 3 weeks ago

    No it's not a waste only if think so but you learn and be a student of the game go into Law of Farming so you can stick it too the criminals who think they play you hit them over they're heads with legal knowledge send them running be a student of the game 

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    No you can learn a lot about science, business, plants and and different ways of raising crops. College does not hurt you, not going can limit you!

  • DON W
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    The most successful farmers are those who are both agricultural experts and smart businessmen, able to work hard and turn a comfortable profit in a highly erratic marketplace.  To the extent they study agriculture, business, economics, and computer technology in school, they increase their likelihood of being successful.  That's why A&M colleges and many community colleges teach a combination of these subjects.

  • drip
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    If they want to be a farmer, no it is not a waste of time. In this day and age a farmer needs all the help they can get. An education in agriculture can be a great benefit. There are programs  specific to wine, animals, grains, crops.

  • 4 weeks ago

    No down the road you will always have opportinites

  • Laurie
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Not if he/she will be planting crops or raising livestock.

  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Depends on what you study while there.

    A degree in classical literature probably won't be of much help with farming.

    Studying agricultural sciences would be more practical.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Never hurts to diversify.

    My brother went through a 2-year program for some kind of IT job... but ended up a custodian.

    He makes $23 an hour, though... more than I make 17 years later after having gone through a 9-month vocational course.

    It took me 17 years to make $20.50 and this JUST started.

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