Coconut farmers in Thailand train pigtailed macaques to harvest their coconuts. A trained macaque can pick up to 1600 coconuts a day, while a human can harvest around a 100.
“Kulning” is a Norwegian song using high-pitched vocal techniques to call cows in from the pastures.
Farmers in New Zealand are using barking drones to herd sheep.
Firefighters saved a group of piglets in a burning barn, as a reward the farmer sent the fire fighters sausages made from the same pigs they saved.
“Hemp for Victory” is a short film made by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture to promote farmers growing Cannabis Sativa for WWII. It’s existence was denied by the US Govt until VHS copied were eventually sourced.
Ants are skilled farmers. Many species of ants purposely grow an edible fungus inside the nest that the ants feed upon, to ensure that the nest isn’t wiped out by starvation when food is scarce.
The Bible says farmers should leave the edges of their fields unharvested to feed the poor and foreigners.
In 2004, farmers in India used Pepsi and Coca Cola instead of pesticides because they were cheaper and got the job done just as well.
In ’86 a California farmer named Mike Yurosek was unhappy he was not able to sell his imperfect carrots. So he cut and shaved them into cuter versions and called them “baby-cut” carrots. Before the invention of the baby carrot, each American ate 6 lbs of carrot a year, now they eat 11 lbs.
Water is used in rice fields to prevent weeds. Rice doesn’t actually need that much water, but since it can thrive in such conditions, whereas weeds cannot, it’s a natural protection against them.
A species of worm in the north-east Atlantic has been observed farming. They plant grass seeds in their burrows and feed on the sprouts when they start growing.
Chicken was considered a luxury food in the United States until the discovery of vitamin D in 1922, allowing chickens to thrive indoors and during the winter season.