Welcome to the Farmer’s Life! My name is Brian and I’m glad you’re here as I hope to have some great discussion with you about agriculture.
What will we talk about?
We can talk about anything really, but let me tell you about my areas of interest that steer most of the topics here. I raise corn, soybeans, popcorn and wheat on an Indiana farm with my dad and grandpa. I’m also a proud Purdue Ag Alumni with a Bachelor’s degree in Soil and Crop Management. On this blog you’ll to see a lot of pictures from the daily activities on our farm. But this site goes deeper than just pictures of what we are doing on any given day. I’ll explain just why it is we do certain things and talk about subjects that get me excited about farming.
I really love precision agriculture. It’s taking farming to new heights. From GPS based yield and application maps to tractors that drive themselves, I’m all about the latest and greatest in ag tech. Mobile technology is wonderful and a growing force in farming. I think the real power of mobile actually lies in using social media to connect ag to people who aren’t familiar with farming. There are types of farming I know nothing about and have connected with other farmers from all over the world to help me learn.
Biotech. We employ biotechnology, often referred to as GMO, on our farm. Not all of our crops fall in this category, but most do. This is most certainly a hot topic, and if you have questions about biotech crops I’m more than happy to have a conversation about them. I like to say biotechnology is a tool in my tool box.
Our newest venture is cover cropping and I know I’ll be posting a lot about cover crops as we learn more about them. Fall 2012 was our first try at cover crops. For those that don’t know what a cover crop is, they are plants with varying capabilities such as nutrient scavenging, weed suppression, soil building, and erosion control. Cover crops are grown in between cash crops but are generally not harvested.
We’ll also talk about many other subjects like ethanol, food issues, international agriculture, and farm policy.
These are posts that have done well for me bringing in visitors and generating comments. If you really want to know what this blog is all about take a look at them.