First Day of Corn Planting 2015

Planting via thefarmerslife.com

The first day of planting is an exciting time. It means winter has finally (aka hopefully) given way to spring on the farm. Lots of planning and preparation goes into being ready for the first day.  In the past I’ve written about how we know when it is time to start planting. Not every year […]

Precision Decision

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We use precision ag technology in all of our field operations including planting, tillage, fertilizing, and harvest. Precision agriculture begins with the use of GPS.  Our equipment is guided through fields via satellite signals with pinpoint accuracy. The tractors drive themselves in perfectly spaced, repeatable paths across the farm. That is pretty cool on its […]

Excited for SXSW 2015!

SXSW Logo

SXSW is an event I’ve been wanting to attend for a few years, but I’ve never been able to make it happen until now.  I like technology, music, social media, movies, and a lot of the cool stuff that is on display and up for discussion. And discussion will be my main reason for attending. […]

Indiana Small Farm

Indiana Small Farm via thefarmerslife.com

A small farm is an important part of agriculture.  But I’m not talking about a few acres so much as a few carpets.  Our son, somewhat by default, is really into farming.  He’s five years old and he will tell his great grandpa, granpda, and dad how to operate equipment in the field.  And he will be […]

Farm Week in Pictures 03/07/2015

Inventory via thefarmerslife.com

Whoa! I haven’t posted anything since the end of January! I was away from the farm for almost half of February for a few farm related events like Bayer Ag Issues Forum and Commodity Classic. We’ve still been selling and delivering grain since I last posted. Corn and soybean prices rebounded in February but are […]

Farm Week in Pictures 01/31/2015

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Whoa! A whole month of 2015 is already gone.  Even though it’s winter the farm is still pretty active.  Last week saw a lot of grain hauling.  We hauled a little more this week, but we also worked on a few other projects.  Check out this week’s photos as we close out the first month […]