When I was thirteen we moved from the city, across country to rural Appalachia It was a culture shock. Everyone around us was busy on their farms, growing crops to sustain their family through the winter. It was long before cell phones and I remember being on the tobacco row and experiencing the chaos that happens when everyone is busy and it’s noisy. Communication often failed.
Today, technology makes giving instruction easier regardless of your position on the farm. With farming walkie talkies the farm runs smoothly. There’s a lot of ground to cover regardless of the crop or cattle head-count. Communication builds stronger teams and keeps the farm connected.
Those tobacco fields taught me that effective communication and direction ensure that all the tasks on the farm are coordinated. No more having to start-up the tractor to return to the barn to alert others that there is an animal down or a crop section is failing. Walkie talkies offer immediate communication and a faster resolution so the farm can run smoothly.
I remember coming home to have my parents tell us one of our neighbors was injured (or dead) due to a farming accident. Perhaps a walkie-talkie would have drawn attention to the emergency sooner and enabled preservation of limbs or life. It may have provided a resource to alert someone, or give a location so help could be dispatched.
Communication is crucial in any business. Whether the farm is run by family or farm hands, walkie talkies are tools to communicate more effectively. It is a system where questions can be asked about the animals, the crop, harvesting or extending gratitude.