those things are dangerous even when you're not operating it - my kid cousin ran headfirst into the corn header when it was sitting in the shop. he was too intent on finding a good spot for hide and seek to look where he was going.I guess that you could give them something like a combine, but they would probably kill themselves trying to operate it.
Who said farmers are dumb?Farmers are educated.
If you are an outsider who wants to get into the dance, go to college and go to the Agricultural and Natural Resources department or equivalent. (I think the name I know is for the University of Maryland.)
So yeah, despite the contempt that they are backwards, agricultural knowledge is indeed on the same level as others....it's "higher education".
Now, farmers share quite a bit with lawyers and other businessmen too. They also possess skills to break into cars and steal from people. They are essential for society because food is necessary but can be ethically bankrupt on a personal, local level. The honest farmer is a myth to hide how disgusting they can be morally.