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What's the most important attribute for modern farmers?

There was a time when a strong constitution was the most important attribute for farmers and ranchers. Hard physical labor -- and lots of it -- dominated their occupation.

No more. Yeah, there's still physical labor involved, but brains are vastly more important than brawn in modern agriculture.

I'll be looking in a future column at the skills, abilities and attributes that modern farmers need to succeed. I'm pretty sure I know what they are -- but, hey, I'm definitely fallible and maybe I've missed one or two.

So please share your thoughts. What do you think is the most important that modern farmers and ranchers need to succeed and thrive?

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