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Checklist for Post-Harvest Combine Maintenance

Posted by Farmhand Bobby on Dec 2nd 2020

Checklist for Post-Harvest Combine Maintenance1. Consult operators manual for post-harvest maintenance and check point2. Conduct a quick look over of the machine and develop a to-do list3. Blow … read more

Sweet Corn vs. Field Corn

Posted by Farmhand Bobby on Dec 2nd 2020

   Only one percent of corn planted in the United States is sweet corn.99 percent of corn grown in Iowa is “Field Corn”. When Iowa’s corn farmers deliver corn from the field, it’s “Field C … read more

The Agricultural Depression

Posted by Bobby the Farmhand on Dec 2nd 2020

  I cross the bridge everyday that connects Arkansas and Tennessee. The river under that bridge is the Mighty Mississippi River. The river is high right now, about as high as I have seen it in … read more

The importance of sun protection for farmers

Posted by Bobby the Farmhand on Dec 2nd 2020

More time spent under the sun can pose a higher risk for damage to our skin. It is entirely unsurprising that an increasing amount of studies show the link between outdoor jobs and a higher incidenc … read more

Manure 4 Uses for What's Left Behind

Posted by Bobby the Farmhand on Dec 2nd 2020

It’s a fact, If you have a horse, you have lots of manure. No one likes to spend a lot of time thinking about it, but depending upon the size of your property and its location, you may have to. As a … read more

Engine Heaters a Farming Necessity

Posted by Bobby the Farmhand on Dec 2nd 2020

Farmer Bob has used five types of engine heaters over the years: magnetic oil pan heaters, stick-on heaters, lower radiator hose heaters, heater hose engine heaters and engine block heaters.For … read more

Winter Livestock Management Tip's by Farmer Bob

Posted by Bobby the Farmhand on Dec 2nd 2020

Humans have it easy during winter. When we get cold, we can huddle up near a fireplace, put on a warm blanket, and have a hot drink. Access to food and water is also not much of a problem, even in n … read more

Winter Yard Maintenance Tips from Farmer Bob

Posted by Bobby the Farmhand on Dec 2nd 2020

1. Rake Your LeavesYou’ve done an excellent job to maintain your yard throughout the fall. And now the cooler months are creeping in. But there’s still some straggling leaves falling on your lawn.Yo … read more