All of the above is pretty much true, and yet, few jobs give as much personal satisfaction as farming!
Yes Bill, there is a lot of satisfaction to be gained by planting something, watching it grow and then consuming it.
I do that on a very small scale ( a few square metres vegetable patch) .
Mainly broad beans and chards (which I love, steamed, fresh from the garden).
Also a range of herbs, lettuces and tomatoes, particularly "tommy toes" (traditional, prolific, very tasty, bush tomatoes).
So much better than the perfect looking, but tasteless tomatoes the supermarkets carry - I don't buy them any more.
And I grow a few artichokes (a bit of an aquired taste and not the easiest thing to eat, but I like them) - I have to leave a couple of heads to flower (for she who must be obeyed to admire! - Lol! - they are quite spectacular!)