When is the right time to start planting corn? The farmer’s almanac says to plant corn in the first quarter after the new moon. And, of course, farmers are itching to get in the fields that first 50°F spring day. Comparing almanac predictions with your corn planting dates may be interesting, but today’s on-farm research […]
With the turn to the 2024 calendar usually brings posts of everyone sharing their New Year’s resolutions. While to most people it is in the form of eating healthier, working out more, being kinder to the neighbors, or traveling more the question we have is: what are your New Year’s resolutions for the farm? A wise person once shared a very simple, yet impactful phrase with me that’s very important as we set new goals and approach a new season. Simply put: don’t forget that sometimes you have to take the time to work ON the business and not always FOR the business. This all starts with reviewing the past, and deciding on what direction we are going in the future.