What Happens When Tech Meets Teat…Artificial Insemination

An Unlikely Love Story

It was not the conversation I expected. I connected with this super-cute farm boy about judging the Miss Charleston beauty pageant. I felt strange calling this stranger but duty calls when it comes to beauty! So the conversartion when something like this:

Me-“HELLO”

HIM-“HELLO”

ME- “So what have you been up to?”

HIM- “Artically inseminating my beef cows.”

ME- “Sounds like a real ‘hands-on” experience…”

Bottom Line: (no play on words) I actually married this guy.

Cows vs. Computers

So recently, I was, chatting up a storm with a farmer at the American Farm Bureau Convention all about the wonders of AI, when I casually dropped my surprise that the convention agenda seemed to have skipped over what I thought was the future of farming. The farmer looked at me, deadpan, and said that AI was old news. I stood there, mouth agape, marveling at how these agricultural pioneers were light-years ahead of Silicon Valley.

Humor can sneak up on you in the most unexpected places. Take this one time I was at the American Farm Bureau convention, right smack in the midst of tractors, cornstalks, and farmers as far as the eye could see. I was there, riding the wave of my newfound obsession with AI.

Tech Meets Teat

So, there I was, chatting up a storm with a farmer about the wonders of AI, when I casually dropped my surprise that the convention agenda seemed to have skipped over what I thought was the future of farming. The farmer looked at me, deadpan, and said that AI was old news. I stood there, mouth agape, marveling at how these agricultural pioneers were light-years ahead of Silicon Valley.

Eager to show off my techie lingo, I mentioned how I thought AI was on the verge of world domination. The farmer squinted at me, a mix of confusion and curiosity dancing in his eyes. Thinking I’d lost him at ‘world domination,’ I simplified it to, “Do you use CHAT?” His response? Pure gold. With a puzzled look, he asked, “WITH A COW?”

Udderly Funny!

At that moment, it hit me. He was in the world of Artificial Insemination, not Artificial Intelligence. There I was, trying to sound like Steve Jobs at a tech conference, and he thought I was asking if he chats with his livestock about their personal lives.

The moral of the story? Always know your audience, especially if they’re more into cows than computers. And maybe, just maybe, the next big breakthrough in AI at farm conventions will be teaching cows to text. Now, wouldn’t that be udderly fantastic?

From farm fields to fame, Jane Jenkins Herlong is a Sirius XM Humorist and international best-selling author. Alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Ray Romano, and Jerry Seinfeld, her comedy is known far and wide.

Not just a funny lady, Jane is also an international best-selling author and member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. She’s churned out five award-winning books, each one more Southern-fried than the last. Her latest gem, “Sweet Tea Secrets from the Deep Fried South,” is on the shelves of Cracker Barrel nationwide.

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