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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnanehttps://www.thatsfarming.com/
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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12 ways you know you are an ag student

That’s Farming’s take on ways you know you are an ag student.

  1. On-farm field days and demos are the highlights of your studies;
  2. 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;
  3. You burn out the midnight oil to complete reports and assignments – you often submit seconds before the closing window;
  4. You also take the same approach when studying for exams – cramming is your style;
  5. 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;
  6. ‘I had a cow calving’ is an over-used ‘excuse’ that you have;
  7. You could write target livestock weights and advised DMD and DM values in your sleep;
  8. Even though you are taught best practice, you often go against the grain with your own way of doing things;
  9. You may be guilty of flicking on an online mart to watch when you should be concentrating on class;
  10. Farming or going to/watching the mart online are your ways of ‘studying’ for exams;
  11. You have ditched/do ditch class for mart sales;
  12. 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 Farmingor 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!

Read more on this article.

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