That’s Farming’s take on ways you know you are an ag student.
- On-farm field days and demos are the highlights of your studies;
- You do not follow a particular dress code for classes – Work boots, Hi-Vis waterproof trousers or machinery, livestock-branded hoodies or a quilted jacket;
- You burn out the midnight oil to complete reports and assignments – you often submit seconds before the closing window;
- You also take the same approach when studying for exams – cramming is your style;
- You learn about things that you never thought you would even touch on across modules, such as machinery, grassland, soils, dairying, suckling, sheep farming and more;
- ‘I had a cow calving’ is an over-used ‘excuse’ that you have;
- You could write target livestock weights and advised DMD and DM values in your sleep;
- Even though you are taught best practice, you often go against the grain with your own way of doing things;
- You may be guilty of flicking on an online mart to watch when you should be concentrating on class;
- Farming or going to/watching the mart online are your ways of ‘studying’ for exams;
- You have ditched/do ditch class for mart sales;
- You often turn up to class with a book and a single pen.
Other article: What not to do when dating a farmer
In a previous article as part of our funny farming series, we looked at what not to do when dating a farmer:
- Do not take offence if they are glued to their phone during dinner time – This may be the only time of day when they get to tune into online marts via MartEye, LSL Auctions, check out the latest farming news on That’s Farming, or take a scroll through Donedealie;
- Timekeeping: Do not be surprised if they turn up hours later than they had arranged: ‘I will be there in 5 minutes’ means I have not left yet, but you can expect to see me at some stage today;
- Do not take everything word for word: ‘We will go there shortly’ could be anything up to a year’s time;
- Do not take offence to any profanities exchanged during herding – chances are they are targeted at livestock and not you;
- Do not expect them to organise their own attire for nights out, holidays or weekends away – That is your job!
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