3 Reasons to Get Involved with an Agricultural Organization

The agricultural industry greatly affects and is greatly affected by many economic, political, and social aspects of society. As a farmer, this can often make you feel like the success of your business is out of your control. The truth is though, farmers are the best advocates out there who can make an impact in …

Celebrating Over 100 Years of Research from The Knorr-Holden Corn Plot

A research project that continues to provide valuable data about its subject over a century after its inception is a rare treasure. Near Scottsbluff, Nebraska, the Knorr-Holden continuous corn plot is one of those unique experiments. For almost 110 years, this single plot of land has served as a resource of information about the long-term …

What Are the Most Common Types of Farm Injuries?

Almost every job you can think of comes with some risk of injury. A retail manager could slip and fall on a wet floor. Working a desk job can lead to chronic back pain and carpal tunnel. But of course, some jobs are more dangerous than others. As far as dangerous professions go, farming comes …

How Farmers Have Benefited from Smartphones

When cellphones first became widely available, they were just a means to stay connected to each other on the go. Today, that’s just the beginning of what they’re used for. Modern cellphones, i.e., smartphones, are essentially computers you can fit in your pocket. We use them for not just communication, but also education, recreation, navigation, …

Summer Safety for Farmers: How to Spot & Prevent Heat Illness in the Field

As a farmer, job safety should always be your first priority. In the summer specifically, one of your top concerns should be preventing heat exhaustion and heatstroke. When your body starts to overheat and dehydrate, it can enter a state of heat exhaustion. If you’re in that state for too long, it can turn into …

The Importance of Irrigation Scheduling

Farmers have to make decisions daily that can impact their crops, yield, and return for the entire season. These constant choices can become overwhelming, so it’s important to have a plan in place to streamline the decision-making process. That’s why when it comes to irrigating your crops, a schedule is key. Irrigation scheduling is the …

4 Ways COVID-19 Is Impacting the Agricultural Industry

At this point, everyone in the world has felt the effects of the global pandemic that is currently underway. If you’re lucky, they’re just minor inconveniences, like not being able to find your usual brand at the grocery store or catch your favorite sports game at the local stadium. For some, the effects have been …