Let's start: There's a huge connection between how employers treat their workers, and workplace outcomes.
There are a lot of folks for whom this is so intuitive that saying it out loud feels wrong. Like, "fire is hot"-level obvious.
And in my life experience, 100% of the folks who find this info new & exciting are both white and middle+ class.
We all knew that about startup founders already. But farmers? Says a lot about social class & agriculture, doesn't it?
This time of year usually winds up being a deep existential crisis from spending so much time & energy walking folks through stuff that should by all rights be basic human knowledge, coupled with ... basically therapist burnout.
It's just a whooole damn lot of emotional labor, & no rest. A giant existential crisis about ag & privilege. And a festering sense that everything we think we know about ag is wrong, but I can't even put it into words.
TO BE CLEAR: the conference was great!
only for the Out-Of-Touch Librul Academic Elites to understand it instantly
that'll really throw you for a loop.
who were INDUSTRIALISTS FROM CONNECTICUT who loved slavery so much, they moved to Georgia to start a town, fight for the Confederacy & bitch about those g-d carpetbaggers.