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.  

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Early Spring 2013

I got in some skiing with Brad, Ryan, Dustin and Dave to start the month off.  I had not been skiing for about 10 years. We’re currently working in the shop, cutting brush, hauling some beans, and doing general housekeeping chores. We’re getting tired of the temperature roller coaster we’ve been on, but the freezing […]

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Late Winter 2013

Always busy ushering in the new year.   Brad is back at Crop Tech for a couple of months.  Deb and I are getting in meetings, buying inputs, general book keeping duties, and dealing with the unpleasant job of crop insurance claims. This month always seems to speed by, and I’m glad, I hate cold […]

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