I'm 29 yrs old and I've reached a point in my life where I have some sort of control on what direction it's heading based on the decisions I make right now. Short Background: I am a single mom of a beautiful 10 yr old daughter who has recently moved to Northern California to live with her dad. For the past 10 years my daughter has been my #1 priority. It's been a big adjustment and after gathering my thoughts and organizing my emotions I have come to the light. Going from graduating…Continue
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http://www.iowastatedaily.com/opinion/article_6a15d0a8-10b3-11e2-819c-001a4bcf887a.html- Article written for the Iowa State Daily
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The link provided is an opinion column written for the Iowa State Univeristy newspaper. Please provide suggestions for future agricultural opinion articles!
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Season is almost over. The barn has been raised, the grain is in and so is the hay. We are about 30% less yield than the previous year except for the vegetables - we had plenty of those for some reason. Cleared the fence rows for the fields being put to grain next spring - heck of a job. Had not been done in 30 or 40 years. I wondered how our predecessors managed it without large equipment!? We are still on plan despite the weather and construction delays. We are spreading the manure and…Continue
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Kentucky farming is something that has changed over many many years.
Most o my grandfathers still use mules and a plow.
Recently i have taught them to use my John Deere 5380 Tractor. and they Love it!!!
So, Does anyone rather prefer International or John Deere??? Or any other brands i may not be aware of???
I guess Im glad its over. Truthfully, its hard getting psyched up for next year. It was just a long year of radar watching. This was our fourth crop. Our yields have been on a steady down trend... In successive years corn 222bu 158, 105, 39 bushel per acre by year. Yes, that 39 bushels is not a misprint. It just never rained from June to september. My farming friends say "really"? I just reply someone had a drought... I guess Im the only guy with bad yields. My non farming…Continue
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Yes, I just read a few of the blogs already posted and wish to say that my husband Harry Horn developed one of the best Simm-Angus herds ever developed. He had 59 female Simm-Angus and Angus heifers and AI'd them to some of the top Simm-Angus in the nation. I think he knew he did not have long to live and was trying to fast track the herd. They all produced outstanding progeny, and our bulls were bruisers but gentle as lambs. He passed in February of 2011, but what a legacy he left. We…Continue
Whenever we get a new Successful Farming magazine in the mail, I check in the FFtheF section to see what's off the Network.
My husband, Terry always asks me when I check it what I've been whining about lately... LOL This issue was no different. I checked the quotes and I wasn't quoted. "Nothing." I said and made a face at him. THEN I looked at the article. Ohhhh... "Uh, I guess I am in here!" I said and handed him the magazine laughing. He is still going into the full time farming…Continue
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Let;s help a young farmer to get started. If several us us chip in we can buy that first quarter and help some young farmer to get started. and us interest on our money. For as little as 20 dollars investment we can in time get our first farmland to be rented to a young farmer, All fund will be put into stocks till we have enough for a down payment on a piece of farm land. Get in early and be part of the founding members and officers. All voting in be equal to one vote for one dollar…Continue
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Happy National Pork Month everyone!…Continue
As of this season, we have chopped corn for 4 years. We have chopped in the rain, the snow, the mud and now the dust - and that's ONLY 4 years! Very hard to believe all of the variety in weather!
In past years, we have always just emptied the forage boxes into a big pile and used a bulldozer for packing it. Although it worked well for moving the silage and shaping a nice pile, it pretty much floated over the silage rather than packing it. Our silage always heated and we had a lot of…Continue