Added by Joanne Kozlowski on August 19, 2013 at 11:10am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Brittany Smith Saylor on July 25, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments
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 Ag.com 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…Continue
Added by K2 on July 7, 2013 at 9:50pm — No Comments
Hey everyone! My name is David Ekstrom and I am the new Multimedia Producer at Successful Farming and Agriculture.com. Just thought I would introduce myself to everyone! If you have any ideas for cool topics for the site, shoot me a message.
Is anyone out their having problems servicing term debt? Maybe you're barely squeezing by on your operating loan payments. I'd appreciate some feed back on all your finance questions and concerns.
Added by Bobby Field on June 3, 2013 at 10:59pm — No Comments
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Corn is planted and almost poking through already. Winter barley trial is interesting as it is short but is heading out very well already. Weighing my options on which herbicide to post on my non gmo corn. Yes all my corn is conventional and some is even open pollinated. No triple dipple or quad stacks of hundred dollar bills for my seed bill. I also can proudly say Monsanto(monsatan) has not gotten a penny from me yet. It is definitely not the easy way to go choosing non gmo. I also…Continue
Added by Scott Edward Dudek on May 23, 2013 at 5:23pm — No Comments
Added by Shaun Hamlin on May 17, 2013 at 7:15pm — No Comments
To plant or not to plant today... with time ticking away, lots of rain and cold temps in the forecast it's hard to know what's best. Guess for now I don't have to choose myself :) Good luck farmers!
Added by Austin Carlson on April 30, 2013 at 8:50pm — No Comments
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Added by Shaun Hamlin on March 23, 2013 at 6:41pm — No Comments
Just a reminder to all members, that I now have more than 1250 workshop and operator manuals and parts lists for all sorts of farming equipment and if you're stuck for a bit of information from any of them, just ask. I'm happy to send members up to 4 pages from any manual I have and hope it gets you out of a fix.
Added by Brian Dudhill on March 18, 2013 at 7:29pm — No Comments
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Added by Shaun Hamlin on February 24, 2013 at 10:06pm — No Comments
A guy I know, who buys a lot of corn, stated a couple of weeks ago that the last three years have turned good disciplined marketers into bad marketers. He's right in the sense that in the last three years any forward sale has been a bad one. I agree with him that selling grain should be about risk control and not about dollar maximization. Those that can make the jump are better marketers and sleep better. The business school people would say which do you want... two identical…Continue
Ive been posting on this sight since just before we planted our first crop. ime sure slips by quickly. After last years disaster lets hope for a better year in 2013.
The biggest changes for this year are going to be in acres. We were able to buy an adjacent farm a few weeks ago that will add 110 acres. I then got on the phone and finally took the leap to call on some other adjacent land that would make sense to try and buy. Its regular topic on how to get on more…Continue
Added by K2 on February 14, 2013 at 8:33pm — No Comments