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The Farmer's Life
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4th generation farmer and '03 Purdue Ag Alum raising corn, soybeans, popcorn, and wheat in Indiana.
4th generation farmer and '03 Purdue Ag Alum raising corn, soybeans, popcorn, and wheat in Indiana.

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That stringy stuff on your sweet corn serves a very important purpose. So important you wouldn’t have sweet corn to eat without corn silk. It’s kind of annoying because most of it comes off when you peel back the husk, but some of it seems to really want…

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What's in a Monsanto Contract?

I’m a family farmer, and I have signed a Monsanto contract.  I’m the 4th generation to work this land.  Somewhere along the line the idea corporations control farms or farmers are slaves to “Big Ag” came about.  People claim that we are beholden to…

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Another year of blogging and farming gone by already! It was an interesting year that started out too wet, but brought us perfect harvest weather even if the yields weren’t perfect. I’ve been sharing my top ten most viewed posts of 2015 on facebook and…

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Do farmers douse, drench, soak, or drown their crops in herbicide? No! Those terms seem to be used a lot by people trying to tell others how we farmers do our jobs. We use the amounts that are effective to manage our weeds while following the detailed labeled rates for each product. Learn more at my blog thefarmerslife.com.

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What is One Ear of Corn Worth?
An ear of corn on it's own may only be worth pennies, but for a farmer like me the presence or absence of one more ear of corn can mean thousands of dollars in or out of my wallet.

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New Post! My Time at #BlogHer15 was well spent!

I recently attended BlogHer in New York City. Yep, me. A male farm blogger. I have been looking for ways to achieve the common AGvocate goal of reaching beyond the choir of our agricultural peers. Going to a blogging conference with emphasis on the “Her”…

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Watch me clean out a grain in under two minutes in this #GoPro time lapse!

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Cancer sucks, but dogs rule. 

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Dad went out to mow some grass waterways the other day and found this bit of a sinkhole. 

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Obligatory vacation feet on social media. I kept my GoPro camera handy while we student a few days at Great Wolf Lodge in Ohio last week. Made for some really cool water park videos!
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