Using the Buddy System When Working With Grain Bins

Posted by michaeljohnsonAg, Farming, Safety

Any number of situations can arise on a farm that cause farmers to enter a grain bin. Maybe some grain has clumped up or just isn’t flowing properly, or maybe you need to check the grain quality or clean the bin.  Regardless of the reasons, safety should always be a top priority when entering a grain bin. According to a …

Harvest Safety Tips

Posted by michaeljohnsonAg, Farming, Harvest

Fall is known for beautiful foliage, comfortable weather, and harvest time. This is a busy time for farmers, and it is critical to take measures to avoid accidents. Below is a compiled list of tips to ensure your family gets through harvest safely.    Be Organized  Creating a list of what needs to happen in order to maintain equipment can …

Most Common Ag Loans

Posted by michaeljohnsonAg

As a farmer you have a lot of job titles and duties you might perform each day to keep your business running successfully. A crucial part to your business is having the proper loans, so your money can be utilized as efficiently as possible. Learn about the 5 most common Ag loans you might use for your farm. Farm (Seasonal) …

Legacy Farms: Succession Planning

Posted by michaeljohnsonAg

If you grew up on a family farm, then you might be coming into the next phase: taking over the farm or becoming a partner in the business. There is a huge amount of pride in being a part of a family legacy and helping continuously build it, but there are a lot of difficulties in navigating the fields of …

Farming vs. Ranching

Posted by michaeljohnsonAg

For those not in the agricultural industry, farming and ranching might seem like the same thing, but there is actually a difference. I am going to help you understand that difference and it comes down to the purpose of the land. Definitions A farm is an area of land and its buildings that are used for agriculture such as growing …