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Good morning everybody ! Hope everybody is doing fine ! Here on the farm - believe this or not - we spent lots of time in our office , field work has become our vacation time : ) But about this time of year - we have to report to the USDA what every field is planted in along with plant dates , also have to do this with any crop ins. then any other USDA programs . All this work in the past requires a trip to there offices and now that has all changed from the c-19 . I have some USDA reports to do - I called the local office and now we can do it on-line - They email the forms - I copy , sign , scan and email it back to them - that simple !
Had to leave early this morning to return un-used chemicals I had on hand - got back here to the office and just did my crop ins. - it was so easy ! just pulled last years records out - marked out the crop from last year and rewrote in this years crop - scan to computer - attach to email and sent it out , called agent and told I sent it to him - again , so easy , like I said , before - we had to set up a date and time to meet , now I can do it any time that works for me .
The reason for this post , I have talked to other farmers in my area and they are doing the same thing - the question is , with the tech we have now , are these offices even needed anymore ? How many companies will look at all the over head of fancy buildings they are buying or renting , when there employees can work from home and do the same job .
My sister works for a very large , world leader in farm seed and chemicals , she has been working from home since early March - they have there zoom for conferences all around the world , all from home , matter of fact , there are not even talking about a return to there main facility , just better to work from home and stay safe .
So my DT friends - are you all seeing the same thing ? Is a trip to the office a thing of the past ? Beats me what will happen - but fiber optics it why to cool to have , on mine - about all you have to do is think it and its already there , lol
Everybody have a great day !