As I wrap up my trip home from Lexington, I have several thoughts. So I’m just going to make the effort to recap a few here….
#1-Alltech just launched a new Crop Sciences division on Tuesday. I’m excited to see where this will lead down the pipeline not only for their products, but for what it means for crop production in the future.
#2-It is important to use entrepreneurial skills and abilities when looking at different situations in order to create innovative ways of overcoming obstacles in the world food crisis.
#3-There will be a drastic increase of world population in the coming years, agriculture is a key piece to answering the demand of those people’s needs. Agriculture always has a place.
#4-There are challenges, there is a bright future and agriculture is stepping up, but needs to continue to step out into the unknown to utilize vast resources and technologies.
#5-Farming is what it is, can’t sugar-coat it, so stop hoping it’s something “romantic”.
#6-Consumers have an idea about what they think they want, but when they’re at the checkout…their voting history doesn’t match their actions.
#7-Opportunity. Opportunity. Opportunity. There is an abundance of it. Don’t miss out on capitalizing on those moments.
I find it interesting to see how agriculture is growing and is vital to meet the needs of every person around the world. Yet we tend to forget or disregard the reality of our situation…whether it be the situation that was created by our ancestors, or by us. Bringing agriculture to people around the world is like opening a door to opportunity with those people and for those people.
In relation specifically to my point #6, isn’t it funny how we all have an idea about what we think we want, whether it pertains to the food we eat or any other aspect in our lives, but when push comes to shove, we do whatever works for us at the moment instead of what we tell others is best. Maybe it is about time we face our reality, gain wisdom, seek understanding and then be honest about what we really need. Then act accordingly.
“A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel, To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles.” –Proverbs 1:5-6
Let me leave you with this while I rest up for the weekend. For now I am in a learning phase, as the Lord teaches both my husband and I. We are increasing in understanding and wisdom as He prepares us for our future. My question to you is this, are you listening and learning, gaining wisdom and insight in life and into His plan for you? If you could sum up the things you have learned this week what would they be?
There is opportunity everywhere. Recognize it, then act on it. But for tonight, it’s time to rest my brain so I can continue to seek ways to capitalize on my own opportunities that are ahead in my path.