Monthly Archives: March 2013

Work on the Planter Continues
Mar29

Work on the Planter Continues

We’ve continued to work on the planter this week and it is nearly ready to go.  Peyton and Preston had plenty of shop time and did all they could to help.  Hopefully the weather starts to cooperate soon.  

Payton and Preston Enjoying a Spring Snow
Mar29

Payton and Preston Enjoying a Spring Snow

Payton and Preston stayed at the farm this week while Sarah and Micheal were on vacation.  Sunday we had our biggest snow of the year and the boys were a big help in getting it cleaned up.  Preston had his first solo tractor drive.

Preparing for Spring
Mar25

Preparing for Spring

Preparations for planting are well underway, even if the weather is not cooperating.  A year ago we were in the field by this time rebuilding waterways, finishing tiling jobs, and doing some tillage.  Today we received over 6 inches of snow,  so it looks like it will be a few weeks before planting.  This week we received shipment of seed corn and soybeans.  We’ve been doing maintenance in the shop and making some improvements to the planter.  Brad

Farm Journal Profit College
Mar18

Farm Journal Profit College

Last Friday Rod had the opportunity to sit on a panel at the Farm Journal Profit College.  This year’s college took place in Indianapolis and covered topics on variable rate seeding and nitrogen application.  Rod and fellow farmer Mike McLaughlin provided data to the other speakers highlighting their own successes with VRT.  Farm Journal agronomist Ken Ferrie, accountant Moe Russell, and business consultant Chris Barron presented to more than 100 corn farmers who traveled to the event.  Brad