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Michael's Discussions

Bob Barker Donates $2.5 million to PETA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laine Lewin Mar 24, 2010. 17 Replies

No-Tilling CRP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Feb 14, 2010. 5 Replies

An article for thought

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About Me

I grew up on a farm in Northwesten Kansas. We farm in both Nebraska and Kansas. I went to school and graduated in Diesel Mechanics, then went to college got my teaching degree and masters and then came home to farm. I farm with my father and one younger brother. My father is the full time farmer of the family and my brother and I have day jobs (I teach and my brother is a CPA). We raise wheat, corn, and hay.... we also have beef cattle. We have no-tilled for seven years now and I am sold that no-till is the only way to farm. Each year under no-till improves our ground and our bottom line. I have farming as a full time goal, but still have a few years at my day job before I am ready to take the leap and dad is ready to slow down. I love talking farm, and learning about new types of agriculture.

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Ambition

Posted on February 25, 2010 at 4:06pm 5 Comments

"I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build."
--John D. Rockefeller

Retire

Posted on February 10, 2010 at 4:17pm 1 Comment

"Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire."
--Margaret Mead

"A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I h…

Posted on January 18, 2010 at 10:29am 3 Comments

"A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving."

--Albert Einstein Continue

"I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night. " Henry Ford

Posted on September 25, 2009 at 1:07pm 0 Comments

"I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night. "
Henry Ford Continue

"The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work." --Richard Bach

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 1:20pm 0 Comments

"The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work."

--Richard Bach Continue

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At 4:33pm on November 11, 2012, K2 said…

I agree with u on the no till an water conservation.  In the east you would be hard pressed to find a conventional drill anymore.  Not till beans and wheat are the standard.  Conventional corn is still a split with no till. 

At 12:49am on August 23, 2011, Jonathan Dansel said…
For out here the 209-77VT3 and the straight RR version 209-76R have been great on dryland....208-72VT3 is pretty good as well.  I really like the 209-19VT3 but keep it behind wheat or beans...not great against disease but man will it yeild on dryland where disease pressure is low.  Another one to watch and will be an eventual "flag ship" 110day is our new 210-44VT2Pro...wow..wow, it is special.  VERY showy corn and it is great in wheat stubble where you don't need the rootworm protection but want the ear worm protection.  Our new 209-85VT3Pro is gonna be a hard one to beat on dryland and irrigated...very impressive as well, huge ears with HUGE kearnals...the 80K bags this year weighed in at 67lbs!!!  Glad we had e-Sets in the planter to handle them, had to turn the vac up a little to plant those acorns.
At 9:58pm on August 11, 2011, Brandon Hotchkin said…
Thanks for responding Michael. What type of rotation do you do? I mean what type of cover do you plant after your crops are harvested. Do you plant different cover after different crops? Do you just burn it down in the spring, or plow it under. Basically just wondering how you do it on your farm. When ever you get time, thanks again Mike.
At 8:25pm on May 4, 2011, pooboynotiller said…
How are things going in Ks, Ne area.  From the looks of the market ya'll have wheat.  lol  Hope all is well with everything.  Write back when you can.
At 5:33pm on March 28, 2011, Alice Hall said…
Hi Michael! I thought I had responded to this comment a LONG time ago, I guess it didn't post, lol!  Thanks for the welcome.  Things are pretty good here in Texas, thanks for asking! How is everything where you are?
At 1:08am on March 7, 2011, Dr Christopher Daugherty said…
My main studies have been around Food being used in place of medicine (NutriGenomics) and Secondly my main areas of study and focus in the field is Raising Nutrient Density in the crops and enhancing the soil vitality thru amending soils with appropraite rock dust, humates, minerals, compost teas and various macro & micro Nutrients.   I believe growing food in some sense is a waste of time unless you have the highest nutrient density.  This is a short overveiw.  There is more
At 7:25pm on March 6, 2011, Clayton Bott said…
no my Ag equipment technology class from NCKTC in Beloit goes up there every spring. Im pretty excited about it. Should be pretty interesting!
At 5:10pm on February 24, 2011, Clayton Bott said…
i was looking at your pics there, im scheduled for a tour at the factory at Grand Island this spring. what did you think of that?
At 11:28pm on February 18, 2011, Clayton Bott said…
hell yeah man! was real real impressed..I just hope we dont overlook oklahoma this weekend.
At 9:55am on February 4, 2011, Brady Smith said…
long time no chat! How ya getting along?
 
 
 

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