Early in the summer, we applied our second application of nitrogen on the corn. Splitting the application spreads the risk of losing nitrogen from heavy rains. We also applied fungicide to the corn and beans later in the summer to prevent disease.
We were contacted by a professor at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He grew up on a dairy farm in Iowa, and created a course titled Farm that was offered at the University. One of his students had a grandfather that lived in Essex as a child. The class took a tour of agriculture in Iowa and stopped by our farm operation. We enjoyed their visit and hope they did, too!
We recently sprayed our beans with fungicide. This satellite image is already showing some interesting patterns. We’re hoping this leads to an increase in yields at harvest time.
We increased our grain storage by 60,000 bushels today. This allows us to quickly unload corn during harvest and gives us more flexibility with the grain markets.
Drew, Candice, Parker and Piper took a trip to Moline, Illinois to the John Deere Pavillion. There were simulators, activities and lots of equipment to check out. Parker even talked Drew into getting him an air-seeder at the gift shop!