Saturday, September 10, 2011
There'll be no money in it, but someone will make lot of money out of it
When we say 'Soil carbon credits for farmers' at ag shows, we get a lot of free advice. 'There'll be no money in it,' say some. Others mutter darkly, "Someone is going to make a lot of money out of it." Still others prove to me conclusively that we can't do it. So many people are confident they can predict the future based on the past. But someone once said, "The future ain't what it used to be." Someone else said: "There are two types of people: those who create the future and those who live in a future created by others. It's a matter of choice." Farmers have created carbon farming methods that work 10 times faster than any official estimate. And price? There are price takers and price makers. There are many things about the future we can't know, but one thing we can be sure of is that the future doesn't look like the past. And it is malleable. It helps if you have a vision of it.
Posted by Michael Kiely at 6:13 PM