In the first newsletter of the 2021 season, I talk about a recent consulting job I took. The project I'm working on aims to improve local drinking water standards. The drinking supply for Decatur has been facing some issues that are directly related to agriculture, specifically fertilizer and massive amounts of soil ending up in the lake. I talk about those problems, their costs, and how we're aiming to fix them. Enjoy!
It's the annual "Good, Bad, and Ugly" newsletter. What went right and what went wrong. I also spend a little time at the end talk about being able to start cutting herbicides in soybeans!
We finally had an opportunity between rains to plant soybeans in late May, early June. It was a whirlwind of a week, several consecutive 14-16 hour days, but we got it done! In this update I talk about that experience and some of the things we're hoping to accomplish this season.
Well it's done...right or wrong, we planted corn in Mid-May while wearing winter coats. In this newsletter I talk about or experience and some of the things we're trying on corn this year.
In this newsletter I explain our decision to hold off planting due to the extended cool and wet forecast. I give an update on where our crops/cover crops are at at this point in the season and finish up with a few pictures of how fields are looking.
We're back for the first newsletter of the 2020 season. In this newsletter I talk briefly about what we do, and how and why we do it. I recap our Dicamba issues from last season and go over some of the tests we'll be running this year.
In the final newsletter of the season, we cover our experience growing white corn, our new Non-GMO yellow corn contract, our seed treatment trial, and give a summary of next years plans.
In this newsletter, we summarize our soybean season. What went right, what went wrong, and what future directions will be.
As promised, this newsletter is a little different than previous ones. I went through an old family journal and relayed some of the stories of life and agriculture...hopefully I got the the genealogy right. It certainly makes us thankful for what we have, even with a trying year like this one! Next newsletter should come around harvest time unless someone has something they want to see in one before then!
Hope you enjoy it!
In this newsletter, I talk about our wheat program. I go over a summary of harvest, yield, profit and future directions. We talk about potentially growing cereal rye for seed instead of wheat for grain. I also highlight our cover crop growth after wheat (or lack of it I suppose).
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.