How Do Farmers Harvest Corn?

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On our farm we grow corn for grain. Unlike sweet corn our corn remains in the field until fall when the plant reaches maturity and the grain dries out.  So what kind of equipment do we have to get it out of the field and into our grain bins or off to market? The Combine […]

#Harvest15 is Live on Periscope!

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Hey! Did you know I’m on Periscope? I sure am, and I have unlimited data on my phone! For those that may not know Periscope is a live streaming video service. So this fall I will be broadcasting our harvest activities straight from the field. You can catch my videos and send me questions and […]

Back to School for the First Time

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My wife and I graduated from Purdue in 2002 and 2003. Now in the fall of 2015 we are going back to school for the first time in a long time via our son heading into kindergarten. The idea of school isn’t new to him as he had two full years of preschool, but now […]

My Time at BlogHer 2015

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I recently attended BlogHer in New York City. Yep, me. A male farm blogger. I have been looking for ways to achieve the common AGvocate goal of reaching beyond the choir of our agricultural peers. Going to a blogging conference with emphasis on the “Her” portion was certainly a way for me to reach out. Not that […]

Can Bad Weather be Good for Farmers?

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The Bad 2015 is a tough weather year. Excessive rain is currently taking a fairly big toll on our crops. Corn especially. The last two years were very kind to us and brought big harvests. This year has been wet. Really wet. During planting I don’t think we worked the fields more than three straight […]

What is One Ear of Corn Worth?

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One ear of corn. It doesn’t seem like it holds much value. But even though I’m a corn farmer growing around 850 acres of corn, there is a lot of worth in one ear of corn. Let’s do some math. We plant on average 32,000 seeds per acre taking the whole farm in account. 32,000 […]