20th – I went to church at St. Pat’s in Elk Horn before we headed home. Once home, I did office work and watched Daytona….heck of a race. I went out did chores and was in for the night.
21st – First thing this morning I fixed a little fence so I could give our 1st calf heifers a little more room to spread out as their due dates are quickly approaching. I took the 7120 to Malvern to get the Insight monitor wired up. Dad didn’t have to work…Continue
Added by Brady Smith on February 27, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments
8th – Another freezing cold day with wind. Nothing wants to start. Got chores done and did some cleaning in the shop. I spent the rest of the day hitting up local businesses to be sponsors for our Cattleman’s banquet.
9th – hayed the cows and the heifers. Had to run to the bank and then to the tax man. I stopped in Red Oak on my way to Shenandoah to drop of Cattleman’s tickets to the vet clinic for being sponsors. Made it home, did chores, and headed in…Continue
Added by Brady Smith on February 27, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments
Last week, we opened up the conversation about barn layouts, talking briefly about free cow traffic.
Today, we’d like to talk a little more about the concept of free cow traffic and, once again, open it up for questions and comments.
Free cow traffic – it is their choice
We admit that when we started robotic milking 2 decades ago, we, too, thought that efficient milk production…Continue
Added by Chad Huyser on February 25, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments
Agriculture is interwoven into my personal fabric. This passion led me to the world of professional speaking nearly ten years ago. Anyone can speak, but not everyone delivers the same impact. Continued education about the many facets of a speaking business, building expertise in a given topic area, and mastering the art of presenting a quality program are just a few of the areas expected by the National Speakers Association for professional membership. Some pundits like to make fun of my…Continue
Added by Michele Payn-Knoper on February 24, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments
I'm going to be starting a seed dealership shortly I was wondering what people thought a good idea for a name would be...so far I can't seem to come up with anything good. I also have the ability to sell chemicals and fertilizer....so I am looking for anything that might combine all of these ideas?
Added by Robert Vetter on February 22, 2011 at 11:39am — No Comments
Im lookin for land to farm in southside VA in and around the Danville, VA area. Im getting started and need some help geting my foot in the door.
Added by Frank N Smith on February 18, 2011 at 7:15pm — No Comments
Added by Katy Spears on February 16, 2011 at 9:36am — No Comments
Are all FFA groups getting smaller?
We all have a 4-H story. That’s why the Iowa 4-H Foundation decided to gather those stories through the “My 4-H. My Commitment.” campaign. Several individuals have already started sharing their stories on the campaign’s YouTube channel, but we’d like to hear from you!
Need some inspiration?
Shannon Latham, Vice President at…Continue
Added by Chad Huyser on February 11, 2011 at 8:37am — No Comments
1st – It was an absolutely miserable day. 30-40 mph winds with wind chills well below (-25). I took longer to do chores than normal, and I didn’t reload feed for tomorrow due to the winds. Feed the cows, chopped ice off their water tank, fed the bred heifers, chopped ice, feed the bulls and the horse and had to chop ice off their tanks also. Melissa didn’t go to work due to the weather. I spent the rest of the day at my desk getting…Continue
I recently retired from the public service and thought I would venture into the wood pellet making business.I purchased a small mill from an American company and it arrived in October.
I have had no success with this machine and I was…Continue
I am narrowing my row spacing on my soybeans from 30" to 20" spacings. Any comments.
Added by Michele Payn-Knoper on February 4, 2011 at 2:04pm — No Comments
The Midwest (and soon-to-be Northeast) has encountered a lot of snow, ice and wind in the past day or so. Winter weather advisories and blizzard warnings have been issued across multiple states, while schools and businesses quickly made announcements that they would be closing their doors early.
While many folks have been able to stay at home and relax on these wintry days, farmers don’t get the day off, as many agvocates shared via social media.
Today, we’d like to hear from…Continue
Just wanted to introduce myself.. I run a cow/calf operation and do excavating business on the side. I have went to university and then college taking agriculture at both.. Now I have moved back home to our farm and have a 10 month old baby girl..I am the fifth generating and my young daughter is the sixth generation on our farm. As a young farmer it is always hard trying to choose the correct path to go on that is why it helps to learn from others experiences.