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Plotting for Profit

Plotting for Profit via thefarmerslife.com

It has been said a financial portfolio should be diversified to protect the investment and cast a greater net for profit.  We do something like that on our farm even though on the surface we may not seem very diverse.  Yes we raise corn, soybeans, popcorn, and wheat.  But break it down further to find […]

What is Waxy Corn?

Waxy corn ear via thefarmerslife.com

We raise both dent and waxy corn on our farm.  Whenever I mention waxy someone inevitably asks me, “What is waxy corn?”  Even other corn growers tend to ask because it is not a large part of the overall corn market.  Here in Indiana there are several markets for waxy corn. What makes it waxy? […]

5 Things We Don’t Do on the Farm

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I’m always posting about what we do on the farm, but I never say much about what we are not doing.  That makes sense, right?  Of course it does.  However, there are practices and equipment that I think we could be using or at least would like to use in the future. Solar Power Our […]

Where Did Your Oscar Party Popcorn Come From?

Popcorn Ear

Are you hosting or attending an Oscar party tonight?  If so maybe you’ll be partaking in the popular movie treat known as popcorn, and there’s some small chance our family farm may have raised that popcorn!  Each year we dedicate somewhere between 10-15% of our acreage to popcorn production.  Growing popcorn isn’t much different from […]

We Bought The Farm

Bought The Farm via thefarmerslife.com

None of us have shed our mortal coils, but we have bought the farm.  A particular farm anyway.  One field to be exact.  We made an offer on an 88 acre tract Saturday, and it was accepted on Monday.  So we’ll be farming just a bit more in 2014! This farm was put up for […]

Well That Was Fun

Soaked Farmer via thefarmerslife.com

I’m soaked through to my unmentionables.  The grain dryer was nearing capacity and we were about to move on to another field.  When we left for lunch to let the dryer catch up a bit the grain cart was fully loaded (and untarped) and the combine was partially loaded.  I drove home and made a […]