Life on Twitter and #RumseySoybeans 2017

I usually do a write up on how my Rumsey Soybeans did for the year and use my twitter posts as references. This year I thought I'd include a few more things as they are all kind of tied together.
   The fact is in this day and age I always have my phone with me. I use it to capture moments in time through photos and also with posts on social media. It's fun to share my day and what's going on in my life but I also use it as a type of diary, a way of keeping track of my year in farming.
  This year I've become more aware of how social media can also have a down side. Many times I've seen people having to defend themselves from others just wanting conflict. I am not on social media to argue with people over politics or how we grow our crops and have realized that it is nearly impossible to change someones outlook unless you are talking to them face to face. I try to be as positive as possible on twitter and have fun, there is enough negativity in the world without …

My Rumsey Soybean Presentation

I was asked to do a presentation for some local growers this winter. I presented this slide show and was very nervous to begin with as it was my first time ever doing anything like this but it did get easier as it went on when people started asking questions. I thought I would share this here so that others could see it and help me add important information or correct me if I've misspoken. This is just my own personal experience and I am in no way claiming to be an expert.

Slide 1: Growing soybeans in Central Alberta
  Hello everyone, I think I know most of you but my name is John Kowalchuk and I farm by Rumsey. If at any time you have a question please feel free to ask. Hopefully we will also have time at the end to go through any other questions as well. This is the first time I’ve talked about growing soybeans with more than 1 or 2 people at a time so bear with me

Slide 2: background
  First maybe a little background of what got me thinking of growing soybeans back 5 years ago.  …