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) …

Aerial Imaging: Benefits Of Mapping Your Fields

Posted by Adam LackoreAg

I can understand the hard work and time that goes into being a farmer. That is why it is so important to be as efficient as possible, while at the same time providing high-quality yields. Technology has greatly improved in the past few years and along with it has come precision agriculture aerial imaging technology.  Benefits of Mapping your Fields …

Bidding Tips for Farm Auctions

Posted by loribertramAg

Spring is here and that means farm auctions should be in full swing. I realize that might not be the case this year with everything happening with COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean now isn’t a good time to learn how to become a better bidder or even learn what to do if you have never gone to an auction. Here …

Technology Changing How We Farm

Posted by toddschwartzAg

The way we farm has changed drastically since we first started over 10,000 years ago thanks to technology. Advancements in technology have allowed farmers to produce more products efficiently and at a better quality for consumers. Let’s go through some of the technology that is even changing how we farm today: Farm Automation Sometimes called “smart farming”; this is the …

4 Reasons to Teach Kids about Agriculture

Posted by Adam LackoreAg

Teaching your child about farming is about so much more than livestock and corn. The agriculture industry provided 22 million jobs in 2018 or 11% of employment and in 2017 had a 5.4% share of the gross domestic product (GDP), according to the United States Department of Agriculture. If that isn’t a large enough motivator to understanding what farmers do …

Best Farming Podcasts You Should Listen To

Posted by Adam LackoreAg

You might already spend hours listening to music when you are working the fields and tending to cattle, but what about podcasts? We live in the technology age which means there is some pretty great content to listen to while working that might even teach you a thing or two. Here are some of the best farming podcasts if you …

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 …