Author: Brian

First Visit to a North Carolina Cotton Farm

I’ve never seen a cotton field first hand.  Not up close and personal anyway.  I’ve seen a few from afar while cruising the interstate in Arizona, but that doesn’t really count.  Last week I was lucky enough to be in North Carolina attending the AgChat Foundation Conference along with my cotton loving friend Janice Person. […]

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Farm Week in Pictures 08/25/2013

Ok, blog readers.  This might be the least amount of pictures for Farm Week in Pictures ever.  Why would that be?  Well I was only on the farm one day.  I spent the rest of the week doing farm-like things, but I believe they are worthy of their own posts.  So please enjoy all two […]

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Cutting Corners

The odds are if you come to visit Scott Farms on a given day you won’t find us cutting corners at work.  But sometimes we make an exception. Corn grows tall.  Tall enough that it can cause trouble at intersections on roadways.  So we and many of our neighbors go around about this time of […]

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Corn Porn

Warning!  This post contains gratuitous cornography including graphic imagery of corn reproductive organs.  Male and female parts will be pictured and discussed in detail.  It’s July so that means all our corn has finished the vegetative stages of life and has now entered the reproductive phase.  I figure this is a good time to give […]

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Farm Week in Pictures 07/13/2013

We did all kinds of farming for this week’s edition of Farm Week in Pictures.  Wheat was harvested, soybeans were planted, equipment was cleaned, and grain was sold.  Check it out! Wheat Harvest Wheat harvest actually got started while I was in Tennessee last week, but rain meant there was a bit left when I […]

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Farm Week in Pictures 06/23/2013

Farm Week in Pictures has us on the farm, but by week’s in end I was in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Check it out! Stick in the MudHappy Monday! It’s really in there.  You can’t see the water in the grass to the right.  That is an open ditch between two parts of a field. Uh.And Tuesday. […]

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Farm Week in Pictures 05/04/2013

This edition of Farm Week in Pictures brings us some major dry out time and higher temps than we’ve been having.  We aren’t quite ready for planting yet, but next …

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Weeds are a Challenge for Farms of All Types

There are countless ways for farmers to control weeds.  Tillage of all types, various herbicides, mowing, and even cover crops that can suppress weed populations.  Weeds have been on my …

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Farm Week in Pictures 04/27/2013

Another Farm Week in Pictures brings you another round of spring wetness in Indiana.  Soils were able to dry out enough to walk across them this farm week.  We’re still …

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What is No-Till?

I recently posted this picture of amassed corn stalk residue on my The Farmer’s Life facebook page with the description “Water has caused crop residue to accumulate in some areas creating a thick mat. In our no-till fields. We may have to burn a few of these to assist the planter in placing seed correctly.” […]

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