Xtreme Farming

It began in 1983 when Lee Snyder produced a meeting in Bangkok for Pioneer Hi-Bred. Pioneer invited government officials from every continent to a global summit on agriculture. The idea was to reach out to farmers in developing nations and offer some video tips on how to improve their productivity. Pioneer would begin developing better seeds for the crops these farmers were already growing. When farmers made enough money to invest in their crops the new hybrids and varieties would be ready for them. It was a good idea. We even had the World Health Organization ready to add some health related information to the curriculum. The cost of distributing information via portable DVI video player defeated the idea. But only for a while.