Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7th...

Time has flown since my last blog post. It seems as though meetings have consumed most of our time since the beginning of the year. Work continues in the shop on winter projects and will soon transition toward spring planting equipment. We have already taken delivery of some of our seed corn and will continue to as the days get closer to planting. Recent meetings have taken us up to Chicago to attend the annual Top Producer Seminar. During this seminar we listen to top notch speakers from topics ranging from the commodity markets, weather, branding our business, to new interpretive data programs that analyze our farms yield, soil, and fertility information. The main weather presenter predicted that the El Nino weather pattern will turn sometime this summer and switch our weather to a La Nina. La Nina summers for our area tend to be hot and dry while winters historically are very cold with lots of snow. Time will tell if that will truly be the case.

Moving a little corn from one of our on farm bins.

Completing repairs on one of our semi's.  New air bags, inside tires repainted and also a fresh coat of paint on the frame.

A new entrance along Highway 125 outside Ashland we worked with the State of Illinois Department of Transportation to get installed.  They also removed two old 12' wide concrete culverts that were installed many years ago and have since filled in over time.