Thursday, April 28, 2011
Armchair dairy farmers
Dave has been dairy farming for 30 years and obviously has a lot to learn. Dave's education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison hasn't given him the proper information to be an informed, educated dairy producer. It seems that the armchair dairy farmer critics know more than we do. It is amazing that people so easily criticize a professional that works every day taking care of their animals and family, when they should spend time working hands-on a dairy farm or educating themselves with legitimate information. Reading material is great, but it does depend on who is writing the information. Screening the information and checking references is always a good idea when it comes to educating oneself. I find it amazing that most of our critics don't follow protocol by referencing information. I would prefer to read facts, not speculations and personal opinion. This blog sounds kind of snotty and short, but it is how I feel about bloggers that really don't live on a dairy, yet pretend to be experts and go out on a limb and take pot shots at people that are providing food to the American public. Marketing is the name of the conquer and divide game that has escalated in the dairy industry. I feel empathy for those people that live their lives questioning things that they don't even understand. You know, we all can't be experts on all topics. I stay within what I really know and have experience in, not what I assume!