2022 on the farm

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2022 was a good year. It wasn’t great, thanks to the crippling drought that began on July 1 and persists to this day, but natural disasters notwithstanding, it was a good year in which there was much to be thankful for. In the summer of 2021 it was all I could do to finish planting […]

#plant22

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Brian spent the day with me last Friday and was excited to help get soybean seed. I’m loving the new planter. I did 350 acres in the last two days. I’m seeing the 16-row at somewhere around 35 or 40% faster than the 12-row. I did have some delays due to a cracked frame and […]

Beans, beans, beans

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We sure went from getting-stuck wet to can’t-get-the-drill-in dry in a very short time. Finished wheat harvest on Friday. The combine was a champion this year… couple belts and hoses but no major problems…ran last 30 hours without a care in the world. The drill had a bushing freeze up on a row unit Saturday […]

Drilling with a quadcopter

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Video and pictures of drilling milo into cover crop residue, taken with a DJI quadcopter.

Farming

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It’s been nearly three months since my father left me with the farm. It was¬†precisely one year ago today when he saw my newborn son in the hospital. While we were watching Nolan get passed from family member to family member in the birthing suite, he told me, “You have achieved immortality.”¬†I thought about that […]

Canola 2011

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Here’s a demonstration video created for the ATS class in Orlando showing some footage from canola cutting in Kansas during June.