Agriculture: Nature's Best and First Profession

There was a time when agriculture and technology were at opposite ends of the value chain. Not any longer. Today, not only do we have ample evidence to substantiate the role of technology in agriculture but also point to its irrevocable dependency on farming operations.

Agriculture began independently in various parts of the world. Agriculture's development around 12,000 years ago altered the way humans lived. They transitioned from nomadic hunter-gatherers to permanent settlements and farming. In the past,  agriculture was considered a poor man's work; however, agriculture is now capital-intensive, with varying levels of product involvement. You can tailor your level of involvement to your preferences. Agriculture is nature's best and first profession.

Agriculture has always been regarded as a secondary subject and has never received the attention it deserves. Why do you believe it is integrated into science education at the elementary and secondary levels? In order to have a broader range of career options when studying science, I believe that every science student should be exposed to the possibility of studying agriculture as a science.

Ask any high school student studying science what they want to be in the future (excluding those in agricultural high schools, who are in the minority), and the majority will say they want to be a nurse, engineer, doctor, physicist, or pharmacist. They rarely say, "I want to be a plant breeder, horticulturist, vet, or farmer." Is it possible to blame them? No, because they have never been exposed to agriculture as a science.

Anyway, when one goes through these life experiences on the farm, one realizes that farming life is difficult; however, because this is the only way to grow food to feed ourselves, the farmers continue to work on farms to feed themselves and the rest of the community.

So, I believe that it would be appropriate if the rest of the community appreciated the farmer's efforts and that they should be thanking them for all of the hard work that they have done, after all, they are providing all of the necessary ingredients to make food for the rest of the community. 

However, times have changed, and technology has infiltrated the agricultural sector. There is a lot that can be done using technology, from high-tech methods to find the best quality seeds to the best agricultural processes and crops or produce. At the same time, farmers' revenue is expected to rise as a result of technological advancements. Technology has brought about a revolution in the agricultural sector, but it must be widely accepted and appreciated. The importance of technology in agriculture for its improvement and development cannot be over-emphasized.

First and foremost, technology has brought machines to farms. Farmers use various types of machines to cultivate the land rather than the traditional methods, which require not only a lot of time but also a lot of labor. Farmers can now cultivate more than 2 acres of land with less labor and in a shorter amount of time thanks to technological advancements. It also significantly reduces costs. Farmers use harvesters, planters, tractors, and other harvesting technology, which makes the overall process simple and convenient. Time and production are the two most important factors in agriculture, and modern agricultural technology allows fewer farmers to grow large quantities of crops in a short period of time.

Everyone believes that it is the last profession for the elderly. But to be honest, agriculturists, like other professionals, need to claim their space.