Mar 27, 2012

The Curse of Wealth

The “curse of wealth” is attention getting; however, it describes an issue that is starting to impact agriculture, particularly in the islands of prosperity fueled by the nine-year super cycle that has been building tremendous appreciation of assets and retained profits on farm balance sheets....More
Mar 27, 2012

Early Start to Spring, Fieldwork

During March, several all-time record temperatures have been set in Minnesota and Iowa. At the University of Minnesota Research and Outreach Center at Waseca, the 2012 high temperature hit 79° F four straight days from March 17 to 20, and set seven record March high temperatures March 21. By comparison, the highest March temperature at Waseca in 2011 was 49°, 60° prior to March 30 in 2010, and 64° in 2009. The average 2012 March temperature through March 21 at Waseca was 44.5°, compared to a normal average March temperature of 30.3°, and a 2011 average March temperature of 26.9°....More
Mar 20, 2012

Returning to the Family Farm

I received an e-mail from a son who is contemplating the decision to return to the family farm. In this case, the son had graduated from a university with a degree in agribusiness. He is bright and has completed two successful internships with a cooperative and a business outside of agriculture....More

Continuing Education Courses
New Course

Accredited for 2 hours/CCA Soil & Water credits. The 2,000 member...

Keeping crop protection chemicals on the crop for which they are intended has been a...

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×