My wife Melissa and I live on her family farm in God's Country (Mills County, IA). We were both born and raised on diversified family farms. My father-in-law farms corn and soybeans while I raise corn, soybeans, and cattle. We are a typical diversified farm with corn, soybeans, hay, and beef cows. We have a cross bred herd that I continually try to improve.......I love the cow/calf business. I am a 6th generation farmer on Smith Farms. I am sure it is the same as many of you......will do whatever it takes to maintain and continue the six generation family tradition.
I graduated from Iowa State in the spring of 2005 and was lucky enough to move back to my stomping grounds. I resigned from my full time job in January 2011 to take over the reins of the farm.
We are always looking for ways to network with others involved in production ag. Feel free to drop us a line!
February – Where has the month of February gone? With the non-typical winter we have been having, I have tried to take advantage of getting caught up on out door activities. I have hauled over 5000 bushel of corn and 2000 bushel of soybeans early in the month. We did get a bunch of snow early in the month and I am glad I got everything delivered before the weather set in.…Continue
January 24th – I worked in the office before going outside. It seems I can’t get caught up at my desk no matter what time of year. The weather is going to be unseasonably warm the next week, so instead of putting ground hay and MWDG out for the cows, I went ahead and filled both 250 gallon lick tanks with syrup. Hopefully our winter feed bill will continue to stay low this year.…Continue
January28th – 31st – The weather has been incredibly nice for quite a while. It has been in the 50’s and 60’s a couple of days. Absolutely unreal. The frost is coming out of the ground, and what frost is there isn’t much. I had 22 ton of mineral shipped in yesterday. Needless to say the shop is full. It is time for me to start selling it.
Due to the…