By John Mesko • SFA Executive Director
Here are four ways SFA’s New Farm Reality Check Curriculum is like a Driver’s Education Course:
- Both offer a “Reality Check” for beginners who are getting ready to launch into a risky, difficult, but highly rewarding adventure.
- Both teach about potential dangers participants will face.
- Both seek to prepare participants to avoid those dangers.
- Both are eager to see participants engage in and succeed in their endeavors.
In beginning driver education classes, we’ve all seen the videos and heard the stories of terrible tragedies that can occur when drivers overlook unrealistic expectations, bad assumptions and improper training and preparation. Does that mean we don’t want people to actually drive? Absolutely not! We are realistic about the difficulties and challenges of driving, because poorly trained drivers impact everyone on the road.
SFA’s New Farm Reality Check Curriculum is no different. We want every farmer who launches to succeed.
This year’s SFA Annual Conference will feature a brief introduction to the New Farm Reality Check Curriculum. If you are thinking about launching your farm plan, you might want to check it out!