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Welcome Mark Rose | Farm Management Support

Lely  is pleased to announce a new addition to the Farm Management

 Support team, Lely "family member," Mark Rose. Rose will join the team as a nutritionist, bringing with him a strong academic background and years of experience. Among his varying duties, Rose will work with external feed and…


Added by Lely North America on March 7, 2014 at 9:53am — No Comments

Hi, I'm new here and want to say hello.

I’ve just joined Farmers For The Future and I’d like to introduce myself.  My name is Dan.  I’m a blue collar factory worker with GE.  I am not now farming.  As a boy I grew up on a farm near Stillwater Minnesota.  My dad sold the place to open a restaurant in…


Added by Daniel Reed on March 4, 2014 at 7:19pm — 2 Comments




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Added by Lely North America on January 23, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments

Being a better marketer: Marketing crop for 2014

   In theory the best guess of all the markets participants of what grain will be worth in the future comes out in the price.   There are a lot of market participants spending 10's of millions of dollars trying to figure this out.  As an individual farmer I have no chance at consistently beating the market and all its resources.   If I could beat the market I should farm as a hobby and spend more time doing something I like….. more.  Of course, in my case, my favorite thing to do is…


Added by K2 on January 5, 2014 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Finishing crop 2013

The spring always start with such promise and now looking back we ended u with an incredible average year.   Thats not all bad but our field operations were so poor and makes me wonder how sustainable our all no-till business model is.  We ended up planting 450 acres and prevent planting 40.

In the end our corn average 178 bushels dried and delivered.   We had 217 bushels on a high farm and 126 bushels on a low farm.  That farm probably should have been replanted but with an off farm…


Added by K2 on January 5, 2014 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Starting farming over in MN

Starting over in hay farming:

We started grain farming five years ago in Ohio and thanks to a lot of luck and concentrating skills we survived and grew the base.

This summer we made the decision to start farming our own 40 acres in MN instead of renting them out. A lot of non financial reasons to do this as collecting cash rent is a lot easier.

- My kids will each have to invest in an acre and will have to track the finances of that acre. I want to teach them about money and…


Added by K2 on January 5, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments

Featured: H & JJ Johnson Dairy Farm

Minnesota Farm Guide features Lely customer, H & JJ Johnson Dairy Farm, located near South Haven, MN, in article on robotic milking. In the article, titled Robotic Milkers Let Cows Choose Times for Milking, Joe Johnson explains several aspects of the Lely Astronaut robotic milking system, including how…


Added by Lely North America on December 30, 2013 at 11:15am — No Comments

Attend a Town Hall Meeting in Alberta, Canada

Learn more about how robotic milking and Lely Innovation can improve your dairy operation!

Town Hall Meeting: Penner Farm Services Alberta will host three days throughout the province to talk about Lely robotics, the Lely Vector automatic feeding system and Lely Farm Management Support (FMS), followed by a farm tour. Please feel free to join at any of the three locations:

9:00 a.m - 3:00…


Added by Lely North America on December 27, 2013 at 9:25am — No Comments

No till drill

I am looking to maybe upgrade my no till drill this year.  I have an old great plains 15 foot.  It has gotten the job done but I have some dislikes about it.  I was liking the John Deere no tills but also have been looking at a Sunflower.  I have enough tractor to pull 30 ft for sure but price is a limiting factor.  I was wanting to know what experience anyone has had with different brands and likes and dislikes.  I drill around a thousand with me, my dad, and custom drilling. I need one…


Added by Andrew Terrell on December 23, 2013 at 10:50pm — 1 Comment

Ideas of things to sell along with a seed business?

I am currently a seed dealer with warehouse and forklift. Does anyone have any experience handling other products that would compliment or add to the business using the warehouse and facilities already owned? Feed, mineral and beef cattle products were a few of the ideas I have had does anyone have more ideas or companies that are looking for farmer retailers?

Added by Brent Johnston on December 20, 2013 at 9:41am — 1 Comment

start farming

I would like to quit my job in the city and get back to the farm where i belong. However the only problem that I have is my wife does not like that idea. She says my job in the city is good, and it would hurt if i quit to farm. Even though, if money was not a issue she would be willing to farm. (she grew up on a farm). I just want to know how i can convince her to go farming with me? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks

Added by Matt on November 13, 2013 at 7:22pm — 6 Comments

Free agriculture courses online

If anyone is interested there are many free ag. courses online where you can get quality training free.  I run a college prep business here in Arizona; and put many students into courses for fast track learning and jobs.  Try for some excellent courses and training in the field of agriculture, you will like this site.  Prof. Long

Added by gary long on November 9, 2013 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Arkansas truck farm for rent

I have an old truck farm for rent at $180.00 month in Hartford, Arkansas. Good for csa, pastured hogs, meat goats; needs work; mobile homes OK, water in street, creek cuts edge of property.

Added by gary long on November 5, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Farmer Manager position open in Gilbert, LA

Looking for a Farmer Manager for a farm in Gilbert, LA.   Must have minimum of 10 years of farm management experience, including experience managing a team.  Should also have a strong agricultural background with production experience.   Bachelor's degree in an agricultural field, with agronomy or crop science major/focus.   Must obtain a current Louisiana private pesticide license.  Salary is $70,000 to $80,000.   will oversee a team of employees, oversee day to day farming operations, as…


Added by Jody Schwartz on November 5, 2013 at 12:37pm — 1 Comment

Recent UTV Evaluation and Successful Farming traveled to Little Goose Ranch in Sheridan, WY for an extensive evaluation of the newest UTVs on the market. Take a look at our media coverage at this link. Be looking for this story in your Feb. 2014 issue of Successful Farming!

Added by David Ekstrom on October 11, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

10 Tips How To Approach Women And Meet Ladies

Stretch marks happen when the female gains or drops body weight. The marks show like surprisingly fine lines and are moreover typically the similar color of your skin just a bit finer. Stretch-marks are more common in women when compared with men. Women that are expectant could experience stretch-marks due to the growing of our skin. The favored parts for stretch marks to display for the female are the breasts, thighs, hips, plus buttocks. Muscle builders may probably have the marks because… Continue

Added by Joanne Kozlowski on August 19, 2013 at 11:10am — No Comments

Summer 2013

Well I have my corn looking very good.  We are wet,but my land rolls enough to keep from being soggy.  I expect some of my corn to go 200+ and average 150+. My open pollinated looks to go 135+.  I am planning on increasing my acerage for next year and my major factor is financing.  I am profitable and in fact bankers are telling me my cost of production are almost half of what most are.  The problem is I have little history.  I have been in agriculture nearly all my life yet on my own for…


Added by Scott Edward Dudek on August 6, 2013 at 3:04pm — 3 Comments

Where I've Been and Where I Am Now

I have done a horrible job keeping up my Farmer's for the Future profile here lately. My last blog post was in 2010. A LOT has happened since 2010. So here is a little recap:


Transferred to the University of Georgia. Still a full time college student while going home and helping with the farm on the weekends as much as I am able to. In the summer I was able to attend the New Century Farmer Alumni Conference in Des Moines, IA with my boyfriend. I was happy to have him tag…


Added by Brittany Smith Saylor on July 25, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments

My name is Rick and I'm tryin to put beef cattle on my grandpa's old land that I've been buyin. My problem is the same as grandpa's,poor soil. One of the local dairy farmers wasn't even interested in…

My name is Rick and I'm tryin to put beef cattle on my grandpa's old land that I've been buyin. My problem is the same as grandpa's,poor soil. One of the local dairy farmers wasn't even interested in farming it for free for 2 years. He said the soils so poor "you can't raise hell on it". It's typical of northern Mich. 6 inches of black -brown loam then strait to " sugar sand" ,or beach sand if you prefer. Commonly called Kalkaska loam. What can I plant that won't cost an arm and a leg to… Continue

Added by R.A.Mosher on July 15, 2013 at 7:12pm — 7 Comments

K2 Year 5 and mental mistakes

   We planted our first crop in 2009 with a total of 260 acres.   We started planning in earnest in the summer of 2008 when we have firm commitments to rent 110 acres along with the 150 I had been paying on since I finished college.  I posted on this sight and looking for any and all pointers.  I had always been the hired hand up to that point and had no family that crop farmed.   Im sure I learned countless things the easy way from gracious posters.  Even though I still learn…


Added by K2 on July 7, 2013 at 9:50pm — No Comments

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