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  • (auctioneer calling)

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  • - Oh, I can't believe it.

  • - Oh, rough morning?

  • - Hey.

  • Yeah, you could say that.

  • - Why, what's wrong?

  • - It's just something I saw on the way over.

  • - Okay.

  • Hey, don't forget about tonight.

  • - Uh, tonight?

  • - Yeah, my brother's birthday, remember?

  • - [Jodi] I forgot.

  • - Meet me there at seven.

  • You have the address, right?

  • - Yes, but, I'm not really invited.

  • - Yes, you are. I invited you.

  • - [Jodi] Okay, okay, I'll be there.

  • - You need some fun.

  • - Good morning.

  • Sorry I'm late, guys.

  • All right, if we could please take our seats.

  • All right, girls I'm gonna have you pass out

  • these folders and we're all gonna take

  • a couple of notes before we feed up.

  • - Notes? Do we have to?

  • - Just a few.

  • And then you can take care of

  • the animals both inside and out.

  • But first, we need to get a little perspective

  • on what it might be like to pursue your goals

  • of farm life.

  • Let's talk stats.

  • Now, did you guys know that farming is one

  • of the most dangerous occupations?

  • It's near the top of the list

  • with 25 deaths for every 100,000 workers.

  • - Yeah, remember that guy that fell off

  • the silo ladder last year?

  • It was like 10 miles from here.

  • - Yeah, I knew that guy

  • and it's not just the danger.

  • I mean every year of farming is a crap shoot due

  • to weather, falling prices,

  • even government policies.

  • You could be in business successfully for 10 years

  • and lost it all on your 11th.

  • - My uncle lost his farm.

  • Had to auction off everything.

  • Didn't get much back.

  • - And that is happening more and more.

  • Banks foreclose, developers move in

  • and pretty soon there's no farms left.

  • Even if you work really hard,

  • 'cause guys, you have to understand

  • that farming, especially dairy farming

  • is seven days a week.

  • There's no going to the beach on the weekends.

  • - Yeah, Holly, forget working on your tan.

  • - Except maybe a farmer's tan.

  • (students laugh)

  • - All right, all right, guys.

  • That's enough.

  • It can be difficult to get into.

  • There's a saying that you either marry the farm

  • or inherit it.

  • Did you know that the average age of

  • the farmer is 58 years?

  • So, I do hope that some of you guys will try it.

  • We can definitely use you.

  • - Thanks for the encouraging words, Ms. Stafford.

  • - All right, now that's enough for today.

  • Tomorrow we will talk about some

  • of the more positive aspects of farming.

  • Now Caroline, Bella, if you will feed the goats outside.

  • Riley, Alexis will take care of the chickens.

  • Everyone one else will feed up in here.

  • Thanks, guys.

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  • (Jodi knocking)

  • - You made it.

  • I was worried.

  • - I told you I'd be here.

  • I just, I feel weird.

  • - [Lynn] Why?

  • - I don't know anybody.

  • - Well, you know me and here's a run down

  • on the name characters.

  • So Mike, who's turning 28,

  • he's my brother, so naturally I think he's a jerk,

  • but he's actually a pretty nice guy.

  • And then there's Matt, our older bro.

  • He's going through a divorce right now,

  • so he's living with Mike.

  • As far as the other guests,

  • your guess is as good as mine.

  • I do know one thing.

  • Our parents are not invited, so, okay, brace yourself.

  • - Okay.

  • - Have you ever thought about living on your own?

  • - No, I have to be home

  • on the farm to help my family.

  • Looks really fun, though.

  • (guests cheering)

  • - [Guests] Chug, chug, chug, chug, chug, chug, chug.

  • - Whoo!

  • - So, there's the birthday boy

  • and our older brother, Matt.

  • - Nice.

  • - Oh, he's not always like that.

  • - [Mike] Check this out.

  • - He's really stressed out at work

  • and, hey, it's his birthday.

  • Mike.

  • Mike.

  • Mike.

  • - What, what?

  • - [Lynn] Hey, I want you to meet somebody.

  • - Who? Oh.

  • This is Jodi, Jodi Stafford.

  • - Hey.

  • - She lives out on Stafford farm.

  • You know, on Limestone Road?

  • - Oh, yeah. - Yeah.

  • - She invited me out there next week

  • to help out around the place.

  • - So you're gonna be on a farm?

  • What if your hair gets messed up

  • or if you break a nail.

  • I get it, you're gonna go can some jam

  • and bake some whole wheat bread, right (laughs)?

  • And you're gonna teach her?

  • That's great.

  • - Hey, you know what?

  • I've got an idea.

  • How about you come help out on the farm?

  • You think you can handle it?

  • - Me? No.

  • I eat Wonder Bread, right?

  • - [Lynn] Mike.

  • - Okay, fine, I'm sorry.

  • I, um, farming?

  • Yeah, that sounds different.

  • Um, yeah, why not, I'm up for it.

  • What about tomorrow?

  • - Okay.

  • I'll pick you up at 5:30.

  • - AM?

  • - Yeah.

  • - Yeah, no problem.

  • - All right, well, I'll see you at 5:30 then.

  • - Definitely.

  • Bright eyed and bushy tailed.

  • - Hope so.

  • Um, Lynn, I'm gonna head out.

  • I have an early morning tomorrow.

  • - You just got here, though.

  • Okay, all right.

  • I'll walk you out.

  • You're gonna like her.

  • - All right, all right, here we go.

  • Got a surprise. - Round two.

  • - I got a surprise.

  • - [Matt] (laughs) All right, here we go, ready?

  • - You're gonna like him.

  • - Right.

  • - Three-

  • - [Together] Two, one, go.

  • - Go, go, go.

  • (guests cheering)

  • - Whoo.

  • Come on.

  • (Jodi knocks)

  • - Mike?

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  • Mike?