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Are You an MG or an FG? Updated

🕔14:37, 31.Jul 2017

So why did you become a farmer?  There have been many studies showing that farm transitions are impacted by farm family dynamics, societal and cultural values, land ownership, succession, community factors and economic conditions.  And while social achievement and satisfaction through

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What Should Farm Kids Know? Updated

🕔14:36, 31.Jul 2017

The following list of things farm boys and farm girls should know came from The Best of the Old Farmer’s Almanac: The First 200 Years.  Back in 1867 things were a lot different…or were they?  Take a look at these two

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From Peace to Plague

🕔14:33, 31.Jul 2017

We’re all familiar with them…those pesky grasshoppers that never seem to know which direction they’re going to jump.  Ugh!  Definitely not one of my favorite insects.  I started musing about the differences between grasshoppers and locusts and found some interesting

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County Fairs-A Summertime Favorite

🕔13:18, 24.Jul 2017

  It’s not really known when the first county fair was held, but evidence indicates that these events occurred as early as 500 B.C.  Fairs were commercial in nature from the start, with merchants from other countries coming together to

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Learn From the Experienced

🕔13:14, 24.Jul 2017

Amol Deshpande, CEO and co-founder of Farmers Business Network, recently wrote an article for about the lessons that people starting a business for themselves can learn from farmers.  Here’s a recap of those lessons that everyone should embrace: Have a

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Top 10 Worries for Young Farmers

🕔13:09, 24.Jul 2017

Betsy Freese, writing for ,  recaps the most common concerns for young farmers and some ideas from Carl Horne (V.P. of Customer Solutions for Farm Credit Services of America/Frontier Farm Credit) on how to handle them.  Here’s a quick

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The Final Episode

🕔10:37, 10.Jul 2017

Retirement.  A radical idea first proposed to the German parliament in 1881 by Otto von Bismarck outlining government-run financial support for older members of society.  In those days, people simply did not retire.  If they lived, they probably worked on a

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The Season of Circles Updated

🕔10:36, 10.Jul 2017

We  are all familiar with many types of seasons – seasons of a year, of life, farming…and crop circles.  But everyone agrees on these various seasons except the last one I mentioned which runs from April to August.  Crop circles have

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Add Farm Value with Grain Systems

🕔10:36, 10.Jul 2017

Capital improvements might be difficult to get your head around during times of low commodity prices and low margins, but there are four main areas of consideration when it comes to the added value potential to your operations with grain

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