I ran into that today. I was scouting wheat before it started raining and found a deer hunter and introduced myself.
Finding any deer? No, but I am looking. I am Ed Winkle. Really, I am Ralph Stegbauer. I met Ralph and Rick many years ago near Fayetteville and have traded with their dad Jim.
We both have aged over the years but the resemblance was still there. A few words and it was confirmed.
We caught up on family and such. He was a John Deere mechanic than worked for Airborne Express until they closed.
The more we talked the more we knew someone in common to both of us.
I had taught agricultural education all my life, then extension and now am farming.
The world of agriculture has become such a small world. Farms are so large and there are so few people involved you can easily get to know people in your industry across the world.
Something like 10% of the farmers produce 90% of the commodities sold.
I share as much with my friends in Australia somedays as we used to with the neighbors who lived within miles of us 50 years ago.
It has really become a small world.