Tag: Agriculture

Wordless Wednesday: what I did all afternoon

The Dairyman’s Blog

Happy Anniversary AgChat!!

Today, AgChat is celebrating its second anniversary as an online community discussion and first anniversary as a nonprofit foundation. Tim and I are proud to be involved with such an amazing group of farmers, ranchers and agriculturalists. Tim serves on … Continue reading

Forage Thinking

My dad and I made a quick swing around the farm yesterday to check the progress of our various spring forages.  The result: time to get the harvesting equipment ready.  It would be ideal if we could start the harvest this week, but that’s unl…

Cows, grass, old tractors, etc.

As March draws to a close, the grass continues to grow, and my father and I have less out-of-town meetings to attend, the activity on our farm should really start picking up.  That’s not to say we’ve just been sitting around the last few weeks, be…

Changes coming quickly!

As I took a look out this morning at the sun shining on the fields I remembered that I took a look at the calendar yesterday to see what was going on and came to the realization that we are just about 4-5 weeks away from the time we will be putting our first corn […]

Happy Mardi Gras

We milk our cows twice a day, every day on our dairy farm. Today being Mardi Gras, though, I decided to have a little fun with it and asked our cows to “show me your teats!” And they did…all 210 of them. Twice! (and it didn’t even cost me any beads…

Looking pretty green around here!

We couldn’t hardly have asked for more favorable weather over the past three weeks, and most of our farm is turning a nice deep shade of green.  Generally mild temperatures and well-timed rains have helped our fescue pastures and our fields of spr…

Rock Pickin’

I’ve spent about four hours over the past two mornings picking sandstone rocks out of one of our fields. For years we only planted corn or sorghum there, and the rocks weren’t an issue since the harvester cut the stalks several inches off the ground. …

Spring Preview

This has been one of the snowiest winters I can ever remember around these parts.  Some years me might get two separate accumulating snowfalls, but I think we’ve had four this year.  We’ve even had snowfall as recently as last week.I don’t th…

What’s the next step?

Serving as the chairman of the AFBF’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee this past year was a great honor and a tremendous experience. It gave me the opportunity to travel around the country and speak to folks about our organization and industry, …