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The statute of limitations might not be up yet......

You are quite wrong there. It’s a legal place to convert you to a liberal way of thinking, while extracting many dollars from you.  I attended 1 year at the University of Nebraska. I am quite certai

Hmmmm, thought it was way over-rated..................forgot everything I "Paid" for and learned from the old heads the first day in the door of a real "Job".  I sure hope the country gets back to app

Hmmmm, thought it was way over-rated..................forgot everything I "Paid" for and learned from the old heads the first day in the door of a real "Job".  I sure hope the country gets back to apprentices for hands on work, and it seems to be slowly happening.

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Worked in a shipyard building submarines 3rd shift and went to school during the day that was a lot of fun.

Then after I got my degree I worked in the shipyard 3rd shift and assembled textile machinery during the day to pay off the college even more fun.    

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1 hour ago, welkerfarmsfan said:

its something called school

You are quite wrong there. It’s a legal place to convert you to a liberal way of thinking, while extracting many dollars from you. 
I attended 1 year at the University of Nebraska. I am quite certain I taught my professors much more than I learned. I had the best ag teacher my first 2 years of high school, as well as having many great range management specialists who taught me while in high school. 
If you are asking for my advice, learn everything you can from the old men around you. Figure out what you enjoy and go for it. I have had MANY MANY jobs. Learned something from every one of them. Right now I drive a truck over the road hauling anything that will come out the bottom and somethings that won’t! Easiest job for the most money I ever had, and I learn and visit with farmers all over the nation. 
I have farmed with some of the biggest equipment, can doctor 2000 pound bulls by myself 5 miles from any corrals. Used to be able to mechanic before you had to be a computer guru. 
Don’t go to college because someone tells you that is what you have to do. 

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First year: Had fun.

Second year: Had more fun.

Third year: had even more fun.

Fourth year: Realized it was sink or swim and I was wasting a lot of money that my parents were providing a substantial part of and had to work my a$$ off!

 

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12 minutes ago, Lazy WP said:

You are quite wrong there. It’s a legal place to convert you to a liberal way of thinking, while extracting many dollars from you. 
I attended 1 year at the University of Nebraska. I am quite certain I taught my professors much more than I learned. I had the best ag teacher my first 2 years of high school, as well as having many great range management specialists who taught me while in high school. 
If you are asking for my advice, learn everything you can from the old men around you. Figure out what you enjoy and go for it. I have had MANY MANY jobs. Learned something from every one of them. Right now I drive a truck over the road hauling anything that will come out the bottom and somethings that won’t! Easiest job for the most money I ever had, and I learn and visit with farmers all over the nation. 
I have farmed with some of the biggest equipment, can doctor 2000 pound bulls by myself 5 miles from any corrals. Used to be able to mechanic before you had to be a computer guru. 
Don’t go to college because someone tells you that is what you have to do. 

My concern is he doesn’t have any men around him, thus why he’s on here all day. I hope I’m wrong 

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Let’s see, I changed majors several times, graduated with a degree that I’ve barely used. Now I farm and am the Water Master at the irrigation district. I do use some of my engineering background at work, designing pipelines and such, but that is actually civil and I studied mechanical....

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College is for "credentialing".  You get a piece of paper that says you are part of a club that is eligible to apply for certain jobs.  For most all jobs it also gives you a leg up on the pay scale if you are a good employee anyway. At least that is how it played out for me. 95% of my jobs since I graduated from VA TECH in 1982 with a degree in Industrial forest operations have been considered blue collar. But, because I had a degree, I made more than others doing the same work. Still nowhere near as much as people I knew who got engineering or computer science degrees, but I'm not complaining. I had one suit and tie job for about 9 months and that was enough. The biggest difference was starting out. My roommate who got a degree in Mechanical engineering first job out of college paid $35,000/ yr or about 17$/hr. My first job in the warehouse of a construction company paid $5/hr.  He went on to make 6 figures, but was so dissatisfied with his work environment and lack of sense of accomplishment, he went back to school, became a minister and is now a missionary in Wales.  I never worked in the logging industry but ended up as a mechanic, which is what I loved the most from the beginning. I grew up in the suburbs but was working on push mowers by the time I was 12.

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I didnt go to college but wish I would've for a few years as I think it would be a good experience and my make some good friends among other things. I would probably take classes about business and money management.  I would've started investing at your age and paid more attention to personal finance class I would probably be far better off now. I did go through an electrical apprenticeship that was 5 years that I started at about the age of 28. Get a good career at a young age, invest wisely and hopefully retire early and comfortable.  Dont forged to have fun! If I would've got in the electrical field at a young age I would be pretty well off now. 

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6 hours ago, welkerfarmsfan said:

this tread is for telling what you did for college

coledge , humm i did not no i need to go to coledge to drive dads w6 mccormick when i was 5 years old, and he did not tell me eder. girls go to coledge . but i did get my journey man red seal mechanic ticket though. 

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Interesting topic..... I drank some beer while in college, but not really in excess as the guys I partook with were paying a good part of their own tuition, including myself, so less apt to "waste" it.  Never stayed on weekends, and left as early as I could for the week to help out at home, and buddy with my "townie" friends.  

Looking back, I should have picked up some more schooling when I could at that age.  Learned a lot that I still use to this day (heavy equipment tech degree), but could have gone further.  As others have said, I've learned a lot from the school of hard knocks too.  

Regardless, hindsight is useless, I think I've done well for myself. being 34, pretty much debt free except for an 800$ month 20 yr mortgage, and having all my tools,  equipment, and vehicles I own paid forthat's pretty dang good.  

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Never did college, matter of fact never did high school,  school and I never saw eye to eye and 1964 with not much blessing from my folks I made the break, my old man said no way unless you have a job, i went out that day and  came home with a job at a steel mill and never looked back.

And now I still have no regrets about that decision, but that was just me and not a recommendation for anyone else.

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