Young Farmers Conference 2012

Matt & I went to the 2012 Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer’s Conference in Indianapolis last weekend.  It was a lot of fun!  This year was another record breaking year for the conference with 631 registered attendees and 100+ kids. The conference started on Friday night with fun and games.  There was a cornhole (bean Read More …

Raised in a Barn

This week we’re reviewing the second chapter of Julia Rothman’s book Farm Anatomy. Raised in a Barn covers: Barn styles Timber construction Trusses Barn doors, bracing, and hardware Barn cupolas Barn birds Farm buildings Animal housing Feeders Fencing This particular section of the book is full of beautiful illustrations of farm buildings, along with all Read More …

Breaking Ground

Today I am bringing you the first Chapter of Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman.  As I mentioned last week the entire book is full of beautiful and useful illustrations (or infographics) to help explain the basics – and not so basics – of farming. The first chapter in Julia’s book is titled “Breaking Ground.”  This Read More …

The Stacker Saga

For those of you who have been following my descriptions on facebook about the Stacker, here is a more detailed story.  This tale goes back many years when some evil ag engineer at Hesston KS decided that baling hay was too complicated with all those strings, wires, needles, knotters etc.  He thought loose stacked hay Read More …

Trip to Frey’s Produce and New Generation Dairy

Matt & I went to Frey’s Produce and New Generation Dairy with the District #9 Young Farmers yesterday.  It was a good trip.  Though, I would have liked to have seen more people come.  It would figure that the lack of rain would put people in the fields early. Our first stop on the trip was Read More …