2023 on the farm

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2023 was a mixed year on the farm, marked by a disastrous wheat harvest, continued research and trials surrounding the compost extract project, upgrades to equipment and a slightly better than average fall harvest. After last year’s drought-induced fall harvest disaster, it’s nice to end the year on some exciting and promising notes. January found […]

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 […]

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 […]