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What Agriculture Means To Me

Happy National Ag Day!Β Have you ever sat down to think about where you’d be without agriculture? I haven’t, and this is an especially important day to do so. In college,…

Side-Dressing Corn

It’s now been about six weeks since the corn was planted. Last weekend (May 21 and 22), the farmers side-dressed most of the corn on the farm (I say most…

What’s A Refuge Crop?

Remember that post I wrote a few weeks ago about why we were planting pink soybean seeds? Here’s some of the “blue” corn we planted. The blue color simply comes…

What Happens During Planting?

Planting is one of the busiest and most important times of the year for a farmer. It’s the start to a new growing season and holds promise for a good…

The Season Doesn’t Start With Planting

Planting: sowing the seeds for this year’s crop.Β It seems like the growing season is just beginning, but planning started even before last year’s harvest began. I’d like to introduce you…

Why Are Your Seeds Pink?

Don’t worry, your eyes aren’t tricking you. Those soybean seeds in the photo are really pink. Yes, pink. No, they didn’t come off of the soybean plant that way. And…

Rain, Rain, Go Away

If you live in the Midwest, you may have noticed that it’s been raining an awful lot this summer. Typically, we hear more complaints from farmers about not enough rain…

Why Do We Have Strawberries in the Winter?

I was really disappointed when I opened my daily news email theSkimm this morning. There’s always a feature at the end, which often defines a common acronym. GMO is a…

Why Do Farmers Use Pesticides?

The term “acre” is said to have been derived from the amount of land one man was able to plow with his yoke of oxen in a single day. An…

Who’s Telling Your Story?

If you’ve checked out my blog or follow me on social media, you’ve probably figured out that I have a passion for agriculture. I’m a farm kid, but moved to…