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  • I have a dirty mind because

    By Monica Pape

    Published Mar 12, 2018

    I Think Like an AgronomistThe idea of thinking like an agronomist has come up in several conversations lately. I was at a conference recently and asked how I would have answered a question asked by a farmer. I turned to the sale rep and said that I wouldn't have answered it... I remember him pulling into the driveway in his old pickup truck, hopping out, standing there with his pipe hanging out of his mouth saying “what’ ya want me to do?”He never yelled when I accidentally let my dad’s best hunting beagle out, he never groused when I asked him to clean horse stalls, and he never scolded me when I cussed after a steer stepped on my foot... The crop wasn’t the point of the exercise; Ed was training me to look at the soil and the crop and start to think like an agronomist...

    Charles Butler United States, NY, Horseheads

    Business Title: Butler Group International, LLC
    Interests: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Irrigation, Marketing, Organic, Precision Ag, Specialty/Vegetable, Specialty

    Nigga Morodova United States, CT, Avon

    Business Title: Ccna Training
    Interests: Marketing, Rice, Hogs

    Sarah Luke United States, CA, Gilroy

    Interests: Marketing, Agribusiness, Horses

    A New Era of Farm Employees: Farm Technicians vs. Farm Hands?

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Jun 4, 2018

    Traditional agricultural skills that made civilization possible are still alive and in use today. At the same time, hundreds of farm technician job listings across the US, and the rise of precision agriculture and software, clearly evidence the need for technologically-savvy farm technicians in the 21st century agricultural industry. It’s no surprise that tech-friendly millennials interested in farming are encouraged by these developments, which may make farming less labor intensive than in generations past. Technology may even be the antidote to a number of ills plaguing modern agriculture, which have led to a drastic decrease in the number of farms across the United States... When his grandfather purchased their farm in the 1950s, there were 20 staff and 40 horses moving stock, checking water sources, maintaining infrastructure, and more...

    Ten Ways to Increase Your Farm's Profits This Year

    By AgFuse Exclusive Content

    Updated Dec 30, 2019

    Part 1: Know Your True Cost of Production Why Your TCOP Matters How to Calculate Your TCOP Part 2: Take the Emotions Out of Your Marketing Plan Why You Need a Plan How to Create a Marketing Matrix How to Determine Your Marketable Inventory How to Use a Marketing Matrix Why You Need an Accountability Partner Part 3: Replace Dead Assets What Are Dead Assets? What Are Productive Assets? Part 4: Manage Your Cash Flow Conversion Cycle What a Cash Flow Conversion Cycle Is How to Speed Up Incoming Flows How to Postpone Outgoing Flows How to Minimize Paying Interest Part 5: Start Using Cover Crops . . . And Get Paid To Do It Why Cover Crops Make Sense How to Obtain Funding Part 6: Take Your Own Soil Samples Why You Should Get Your Own Sampler Who Else You Can Get Consultations From How This Approach Helps You Save Part 7: Bid Out Inputs Why You Should Be In Contact With Multiple Dealers What the Ground Rules Are For Getting Multiple Bids Part 8: Manage Your Fields By Zone How to Create Productivity Zones How to Use Productivity Zones How the Management System Affects Profits Part 9: Focus on Efficiency Over Growth Why Efficiency Matters More Than Size How to Increase Revenue How to Reduce Costs How Increased Efficiency Can Lead to Scaling Part 10: Know Your Optimal Scale ... It’s actually a pretty relaxing activity! If it’s not your cup of tea, then you can consider ​getting an intern​ or even training a high schooler to do this job...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Cover Crops

    Diversity in Agriculture: How Diverse & Inclusive is the Industry?:

    By AgCareers.com Team

    Published Jun 14, 2018

    We hear a lot of chatter about workplace diversity. Employers often allocate resources to recruiting diverse talent and are quick to tell candidates how welcoming of a work environment they'll find. Job seekers want to know they are going to work for an organization that welcomes diversity in its most traditional sense, as well as a broader scope that accounts for diversity of thought and experiences. At AgCareers... While less than 25% of organizations reported having strategies aimed specifically at retaining a diverse workforce, 65% reported that they do not have trouble retaining diverse employees! More than half of the organizations specifically train managers to communicate with and manage diverse employees and 36% of organizations provide diversity training for all employees...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Root Exudates 101: What They Do and Why They Matter

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Mar 23

    When you picture what’s happening below ground in your fields, you probably imagine a web of roots branching out to provide your crops support, nutrients and water. But root growth isn’t the only thing happening beneath the surface. Roots are also secreting chemical compounds, known as root exudates, which play an important role in both crop production and soil health. Released primarily from the root hairs and cells immediately behind the penetrating root tip, says an Agronomy for Sustainable Development article, root exudates attract and sustain a variety of microorganisms, like arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and nitrogen-cycling bacteria, in the rhizosphere, which is the zone of soil directly surrounding the roots. When explaining exudates, Paul Hallett uses a quote from the English agriculturist Jethro Tull’s book, Horse-Hoeing Husbandry: “Roots are but guts inverted…that spew out what is superfluous...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Early Cover Crop Benefits: What Can You Expect in the First Year?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published May 17, 2018

    In 1995, Pennsylvania farmer Steve Groff was speaking at an event when he asked the audience the question: Do cover crops pay off?His thinking at the time was that he had been no-tilling since 1982, and maybe if he no-tilled long enough, he wouldn’t need them. Ray Weil, a soil ecologist with the University of Maryland, happened to hear his question and approached Groff about doing a cover crop study on his farm. It turned into a 12-year project, from 1995 to 2007. It was in 1999, four years into it, Groff got the answer to his question... Groff also recommends pairing oats with radishes, calling them the “cover crops with training wheels” because they’re hard to screw up...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Is Your Farm a Hobby or a Business for IRS Tax Purposes?

    By Tyler Davis

    Updated May 13

    Many taxpayers are surprised to find out that the IRS taxes hobby income. We all have hobbies. Yours might be painting, making unique juices, or growing flowers. Hobbies are an activity, or “side hustle” that is done mostly for pleasure rather than to profit... For horse breeding and racing, the IRS looks to whether there has been profit in two of the last seven years...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

  • Charles Butler United States, NY, Horseheads

    Business Title: Butler Group International, LLC
    Interests: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Irrigation, Marketing, Organic, Precision Ag, Specialty/Vegetable, Specialty

    Nigga Morodova United States, CT, Avon

    Business Title: Ccna Training
    Interests: Marketing, Rice, Hogs

    Sarah Luke United States, CA, Gilroy

    Interests: Marketing, Agribusiness, Horses

    Dhurjati Chaudhuri India, West Bengal, Kolkata

    Business Title: Consultant In Natural Rubber
    Job Title: Former Project Coordinator
    About: Dr. Dhurjati Chaudhuri, a retired project coordinator of Rubber Research Institute of India, Rubber Board, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India . With doctoral research on Hevea brasiliensis, Dr. Chaudhuri attended various training courses on Hevea at several institutions in India, USA, and Italy. Dr. Chaudhuri possesses 37 years of professional experience, including as a rubber
    Interests: Cover Crops, Organic, Precision Ag

    Jeff Schwarz United States, TX, Greenville

    Business Title: 380 Ranch
    Job Title: Manager
    About: Married, 5 children, 12 grandchildren. Current: Equine Ranch Manager. horse boarding and related activities. Also I am a Real Estate and Business Financing Agent. Former manufacturer, distributor, consultant agricultural specialty products for crop and livestock production. Customer and Agent for Limbic Arc.
    Interests: Beef Cattle, Specialty, Cover Crops, Organic, Agribusiness, Grasses Heys, Horses

    Terry Siegfried United States, SD, Newell

    Business Title: Bear Butte Boers
    About: Retired military. Raising goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, maybe a pig or three, and other edible animals and vegetation, too. We also have horses in case we run out of things to do.
    Interests: Poultry, Cover Crops, Irrigation, Grass, Meat Goat

  • Go Unmanned

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    Go Unmanned sells drones, drone training, and drone services across the East Coast. Drones already have been used in Precision Agriculture, forestry,horticulture,greenhouses, vineyards,and livestock.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • I have a dirty mind because

    By Monica Pape

    Published Mar 12, 2018

    I Think Like an AgronomistThe idea of thinking like an agronomist has come up in several conversations lately. I was at a conference recently and asked how I would have answered a question asked by a farmer. I turned to the sale rep and said that I wouldn't have answered it... I remember him pulling into the driveway in his old pickup truck, hopping out, standing there with his pipe hanging out of his mouth saying “what’ ya want me to do?”He never yelled when I accidentally let my dad’s best hunting beagle out, he never groused when I asked him to clean horse stalls, and he never scolded me when I cussed after a steer stepped on my foot... The crop wasn’t the point of the exercise; Ed was training me to look at the soil and the crop and start to think like an agronomist...

    A New Era of Farm Employees: Farm Technicians vs. Farm Hands?

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Jun 4, 2018

    Traditional agricultural skills that made civilization possible are still alive and in use today. At the same time, hundreds of farm technician job listings across the US, and the rise of precision agriculture and software, clearly evidence the need for technologically-savvy farm technicians in the 21st century agricultural industry. It’s no surprise that tech-friendly millennials interested in farming are encouraged by these developments, which may make farming less labor intensive than in generations past. Technology may even be the antidote to a number of ills plaguing modern agriculture, which have led to a drastic decrease in the number of farms across the United States... When his grandfather purchased their farm in the 1950s, there were 20 staff and 40 horses moving stock, checking water sources, maintaining infrastructure, and more...

    Ten Ways to Increase Your Farm's Profits This Year

    By AgFuse Exclusive Content

    Updated Dec 30, 2019

    Part 1: Know Your True Cost of Production Why Your TCOP Matters How to Calculate Your TCOP Part 2: Take the Emotions Out of Your Marketing Plan Why You Need a Plan How to Create a Marketing Matrix How to Determine Your Marketable Inventory How to Use a Marketing Matrix Why You Need an Accountability Partner Part 3: Replace Dead Assets What Are Dead Assets? What Are Productive Assets? Part 4: Manage Your Cash Flow Conversion Cycle What a Cash Flow Conversion Cycle Is How to Speed Up Incoming Flows How to Postpone Outgoing Flows How to Minimize Paying Interest Part 5: Start Using Cover Crops . . . And Get Paid To Do It Why Cover Crops Make Sense How to Obtain Funding Part 6: Take Your Own Soil Samples Why You Should Get Your Own Sampler Who Else You Can Get Consultations From How This Approach Helps You Save Part 7: Bid Out Inputs Why You Should Be In Contact With Multiple Dealers What the Ground Rules Are For Getting Multiple Bids Part 8: Manage Your Fields By Zone How to Create Productivity Zones How to Use Productivity Zones How the Management System Affects Profits Part 9: Focus on Efficiency Over Growth Why Efficiency Matters More Than Size How to Increase Revenue How to Reduce Costs How Increased Efficiency Can Lead to Scaling Part 10: Know Your Optimal Scale ... It’s actually a pretty relaxing activity! If it’s not your cup of tea, then you can consider ​getting an intern​ or even training a high schooler to do this job...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Cover Crops

    Diversity in Agriculture: How Diverse & Inclusive is the Industry?:

    By AgCareers.com Team

    Published Jun 14, 2018

    We hear a lot of chatter about workplace diversity. Employers often allocate resources to recruiting diverse talent and are quick to tell candidates how welcoming of a work environment they'll find. Job seekers want to know they are going to work for an organization that welcomes diversity in its most traditional sense, as well as a broader scope that accounts for diversity of thought and experiences. At AgCareers... While less than 25% of organizations reported having strategies aimed specifically at retaining a diverse workforce, 65% reported that they do not have trouble retaining diverse employees! More than half of the organizations specifically train managers to communicate with and manage diverse employees and 36% of organizations provide diversity training for all employees...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Root Exudates 101: What They Do and Why They Matter

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Mar 23

    When you picture what’s happening below ground in your fields, you probably imagine a web of roots branching out to provide your crops support, nutrients and water. But root growth isn’t the only thing happening beneath the surface. Roots are also secreting chemical compounds, known as root exudates, which play an important role in both crop production and soil health. Released primarily from the root hairs and cells immediately behind the penetrating root tip, says an Agronomy for Sustainable Development article, root exudates attract and sustain a variety of microorganisms, like arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and nitrogen-cycling bacteria, in the rhizosphere, which is the zone of soil directly surrounding the roots. When explaining exudates, Paul Hallett uses a quote from the English agriculturist Jethro Tull’s book, Horse-Hoeing Husbandry: “Roots are but guts inverted…that spew out what is superfluous...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Early Cover Crop Benefits: What Can You Expect in the First Year?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published May 17, 2018

    In 1995, Pennsylvania farmer Steve Groff was speaking at an event when he asked the audience the question: Do cover crops pay off?His thinking at the time was that he had been no-tilling since 1982, and maybe if he no-tilled long enough, he wouldn’t need them. Ray Weil, a soil ecologist with the University of Maryland, happened to hear his question and approached Groff about doing a cover crop study on his farm. It turned into a 12-year project, from 1995 to 2007. It was in 1999, four years into it, Groff got the answer to his question... Groff also recommends pairing oats with radishes, calling them the “cover crops with training wheels” because they’re hard to screw up...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Is Your Farm a Hobby or a Business for IRS Tax Purposes?

    By Tyler Davis

    Updated May 13

    Many taxpayers are surprised to find out that the IRS taxes hobby income. We all have hobbies. Yours might be painting, making unique juices, or growing flowers. Hobbies are an activity, or “side hustle” that is done mostly for pleasure rather than to profit... For horse breeding and racing, the IRS looks to whether there has been profit in two of the last seven years...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Recent College Grad? Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Pursue A Career In Farming

    By Cortney Farmer

    Published Apr 17, 2018

    The U. S. agricultural industry finds itself at a precarious professional crossroads. Recent decades have resulted in a steady and significant decline in the number of working farmers in our country, for a variety of reasons... Young candidates can pursue several roles and responsibilities in a multitude of verticals to utilize their skills, academic training, and talents...

    Soil Farmers of the Year 2018

    By Direct Driller Magazine

    Published Jan 19, 2019

    FARM WALKS WITH THE SOIL FARMERS OF THE YEAR 2018The winners of the FCCT Soil Farmer of the Year competition opened their gates over four days and provided a veritable masterclass in managing soils. Spanning a range of soil types, management systems and enterprises, attending farmers gained insights into their award winning management and a better understanding as to why these farms had been picked as the top three in this year’s competition. The Soil Farmer of the Year Competition, now in its third year, is run by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit and Innovation for Agriculture. The competition aims to find farmers and growers who are engaged with, and passionate about managing their soils in a way which supports productive agriculture, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and builds soil health, organic matter and ultimately, carbon... The compost includes horse manure, woodchip and garden waste, as well as gypsum (providing calcium and sulphur in a biological form) to counteract his high Magnesium levels, and is made to a strict method...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Farmer Focus - Clive Bailye - Going Trailed

    By Direct Driller Magazine

    Published Mar 25, 2019

    18 years ago, we bought our first self-propelled sprayer and it revolutionized access to land, it was light and well balanced and made fertilizer and crop protection applications easy. Our timeliness and the ruts we used to leave in tramlines all but disappeared. Back then If you had told me I would ever consider running a trailed sprayer on my farm again I would have thought you were mad. I was once told the difference between a good farmer and a bad one was “a week” so I have always placed ability to travel and make timely application of inputs highly on my list of farming priorities... Although maybe a necessity in farming systems that depend greatly on very heavy high horse power tractors my view is that it’s surely better to just not use potentially damaging machines when you have viable lighter, lower ground pressure alternatives usually employed in zerotill systems...

    Categories: Cover Crops

  • Posted By Monica Pape
    Mar 12, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/i-have-a-dirty-mind-

    Posted By Cortney Farmer
    Apr 17, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/recent-college-grad-why-now-is-the-perfect-time-to-pursue-a-career-in-farming

    Posted By Gregory Heilers
    Jun 12, 2018

    Other industries are experiencing a resurgence of individuals electing for vocational skills training in order to take advantage of the improved conditions that go along with a shrinking labor supply - why not ag?

    Posted By Cover Crops
    May 18, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/early-cover-crop-benefits-what-can-you-expect-in-the-first-year-

    Posted By Miriam Pflug
    Jan 7, 2019

    https://agfuse.com/article/enjoy-the-finest-of-sc-grown-the-taste-of-sc

    Posted By Everything Hogs
    Oct 25, 2018

    https://www.nationalhogfarmer.com/buildings/producer-ventilation-education-integral

    Posted By Laura Barrera
    May 17, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/early-cover-crop-benefits-what-can-you-expect-in-the-first-year-
    http://agnetwest.com/usda-support-veterans-farmers-ranchers

    Posted By Vegetable Production
    Feb 21, 2019

    https://www.growingproduce.com/vegetables/field-scouting-guide-horseweed/

    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    Jul 10, 2018

    https://modernfarmer.com/2018/07/seven-perennial-soil-building-plants/