- A man has gone viral and generated reactions over the way and manner he engages in his farming
- The farmer was captured in a trending video planting crops on a farm while lying face-down on a bed with wheels
- His farming technique, many have argued, is one for lazy people while some persons commended his innovative ability
A man has become an internet sensation as a video capturing his farming style emerged on social media.
The unidentified man in a video shared on LinkedIn by Anthony J James was seen lying face-down on a wheeled bed as he planted crops on his farm.
With the aid of his hands on the ground, he is able to control the movement of the bed.
The argument around the farmer's crop cultivation style
The video was greeted with mixed reactions from LinkedIn users. Many opined that it encouraged laziness on the part of the farmer.
Some, however, thought otherwise. According to them, it was an innovation worthy of commendation and one that saves the farmer problems of back pains from farming the conventional way.
Saumyadip Pramanik said:
"A perfect example of the famous quote: Lazy people are smarter. How does this person switch rows? And what if one wheel gets stuck in the mud?"
Sharon Schwartz argued:
"...the product demonstrated in the video, makes complete sense to me also, as it is much healthier on the back than continuous bending, squatting motions which is hard on the back, knees and neck.
"Question: Is the man by any chance, disabled and created the vehicle to overcome his physical limitations that would otherwise keep him unemployed?
"Either way, the invention obviously helps the worker get the job done and it appears to offer job safety elements as well!! It probably could be utilised in other physically based jobs too. Thanks for sharing!"
Richmond Matthewson wrote:
"What this proves is that almost anything is an insufficient excuse for getting a job done. Marvellous! This is NOT stupid: this person will NOT suffer from a crippling bad back from leaning over all the time."
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Nigerian man who grows crops above the ground
Meanwhile, in more news about innovative farming, Briefly News previously reported that Lesego Lee Aries Mogale shared a post on Facebook in the #ImStaying group in which she explains that at the age of 11, he has a green thumb and has grown an impressive vegetable garden.
She believes that her son will be a farmer in the future. The pictures show her son standing proudly in front of his garden.
"My 11-year-old son has his very own vegetable garden, he planted mealies, butternut and beansladies and gents we have a future farmer on our hands and for that, I am staying..."
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