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Jeff Caldwell
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  • Norwalk, IA
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We want to make Farmers for the Future better!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Houston Sep 25, 2013. 1 Reply

USDA 'microloans' -- anybody use them?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jarrod bakker Mar 6, 2013. 8 Replies


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No-Till Zone

Welcome to the No-Till Zone. Stop by to start a conversation about your no-till operation and learn more about no-till systems, tools, products and helpful tips!
Sep 30, 2016
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The Beef Grower's Corner

Welcome to the Farmers For The Future Beef Growers' group! This is a place for young people or anyone else getting started in the beef industry. Collaborate and keep updated on industry trends, markets, ideas and more!
Feb 24, 2016
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Feb 11, 2016
Kurt Nordhoff commented on Jeff Caldwell's group The Beef Grower's Corner
"going to buy some Holstein bull calves to fatten out for family. We also sell them as feeders which is the most profitable? "
Jan 25, 2016

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At 9:34pm on October 16, 2012, Rick Houston said…

Jeff,The best thing about the cattle business is that there are so many ways to BE in the business. I know producers that have only 5 or ten acres but contribute by purchasing small calves,put some weight on them and sell them as feeders. All the while,contributing to there county Cattleman's Association and every bit as serious as a producer that owns a section of land and a couple hundred head.These producers have the same amount of enthusiasm.Also the guy that buys heifers and keeps them until they are breeding age or maybe ready to calve for the first time. I have a cousin that buys young cows heavy with calf in the spring and grazes them to keep his place clean then sells them as pairs in the fall.He produces alot of beef and never feeds a bale of hay.I think the more people are educated in the different ways to be involved in the busuness the greater the attraction will be.Cattlemen and Cattlewomen are both independant and spirited enough to keep the cattle business going regardless of obstacles. They are turned into oppurtunities. Great to be here...Rick

At 6:30pm on June 14, 2012, Mauricio L. Torres said…

Jeff numbers has many acres is under irrigation, and under no-tillage system

At 3:14pm on June 13, 2012, Mauricio L. Torres said…
Thank Jeff, for the welcome, the situation for the cessation of marketing is alreadycompleted (not resolved)is complex to define in brief this issue, in my positiondoes not participate because they were not according to the measures, as I believethere are other methods for the protest, I have two one is the marketing activities of grains ( and the other is the leasing of land for crop plantingwhenthe tax does not affect me since I am not the owner, but I think in the medium termcan have an effect on the rise in rental values, the problem is that governments arein a deficit for mismanagement (they need to raise $ ), and saw that the tax wasrevalued in value and very late years, and decided to adjust, that is an increase is expected in some areas up to 1000%, in my opinion is well paid that apply, but notpay all together for errors that govern us, this is now only for the province of BuenosAires, the rest of the other provinces are not with this problem
At 9:20am on June 12, 2012, Kari Hollman said…


At 9:14am on June 12, 2012, Kari Hollman said…

How is that crazy LuLu???

At 11:23pm on August 1, 2011, Laura said…
Hey Jeff - I was just thinking it would be handy to be able to search members by state or region.  I haven't run into many fellow farmers in Montana and it'd be nice to connect with people closer to my area.  Just an idea!!  :)
At 7:11pm on May 4, 2011, James Owens said…


We were very blessed to not have any damage at our farm or home.  But Tuscaloosa has been hard hit and we have been helping out with the relief there.

At 7:37pm on May 3, 2011, Dave Graham said…
I raise a few beef cattle, pigs, and work up some land for mainly for  a hay crop.
At 11:59am on October 6, 2010, Brian Grossman said…
Jeff, I just tried to play the video you posted on Grain Marketing 101 and I have been unable to make it work. I am not sure if it is on myside or where the problem is but I thought I would let you know.

At 9:12pm on September 30, 2010, Dave Graham said…
I raise beef cattle and hogs on a small scale, and work our fields which is currently just birdsfoot and timothy hay. I use to be a dairy farmer years ago!

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The stigmas of hearing loss

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 3:08pm 4 Comments

I'm 9 years old, sitting on my grandparents' couch. Granddad doesn't even notice the brain-rattling squealing noise coming from his ears until my sister says something and he fumbles with his hearing aids long enough to knock the sound down (all those years in the field from the seat of that old International 706 took their toll). We roll our eyes and exchange looks of relief and frustration. Good thing he can't see very well either.

That's one of the…

Recipe for a record?

Posted on October 6, 2009 at 8:54am 1 Comment

It's fall harvest tour week for us here at We've got a cool new wrinkle this year. A group of ag reporters from Brazil are here this week to visit some farms and get a sense of how harvest is going. It's going to be fun -- the week's tour is actually starting off today down at the CBOT floor in Chicago, then moving through Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Missouri in the next 5 days.

A couple of big thanks ahead of time: We're visiting… Continue


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