Yeah 40 hrs isn't too bad compared to what new applicants have to do. I'm renewing-getting old stinks, when my renewal needs renew'in so will I at 72-a little long in the tooth to be chas'in up & down hills in Western WA. Somebody please tell me they're still do'in it & older than me!
Let me start off by saying I am not a farmer.
I am a deer hunter and I do own a tractor and have all of the equipment - but that does not make you a farmer any more than standing in the garage makes you a car - well, you get the picture!
Having said that - and with most of my ineptitude fairly well hidden - I do think that buckwheat is one of the most under rated cover crops out there.
I say cover crop because I see mixed results as it relates to the deer eating the plants.