Monthly Archives: March 2014

Snowmobile Trip
Mar12

Snowmobile Trip

In February we went snowmobiling for a couple days near St. Germain Wisconsin.  The weather was cold, -22F cold, but the winds were calm and the snow was plentiful.  It was a first time  trip for most of us and a good time was had by all.  We covered over 300 miles of trails in two days.  Most of the time we were lost in the woods but we always seemed to find the next watering hole.

Will Spring Ever Come?
Mar12

Will Spring Ever Come?

It has been a while since our last update and post.  As are most, we can not wait for the weather to make the change towards spring so we can get busy outside.  This winter has brought about many challenges and changes.  The cold and snow have made it difficult to catch up on any off season outdoor chores and most of the time has been spent in the office or attending meetings and seminars.  We were able to attend the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, AgriSolutions Software training, Illinois Soybean Association Summit and many other events this winter to further our education on both production and business management.   Hopefully in the next few weeks it will start to dry out enough to think about going to the field.  This year we will hopefully be able to further leverage our sprayer by applying our own pre-plant nitrogen.  We have made some upgrades to the sprayer to reduce drift and overlap.  These upgrades were part of a improved production practice recognized by the NRCS Conservation and Stewardship Program we became involved with last summer.  Today we also received the results from our Adapt-N Nitrogen Management test plot from Cornell.  […]