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One who cultivates a farm; a husbandman

One who cultivates a farm; a husbandman This subreddit is for all who work the soil to produce a product for sale. Special emphasis on the small (or micro) to medium size farmer.

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cold weather

hello ive recently been getting into farming i will be growing alfalfa on over 100 acers of land from now till September. so it leaves about 6 months of now farming (i start in march) this is my second year harvesting alfalfa but it just seems like a waste for me to not put any work for those six months. so my question is is there any crop that will do well in the winter low 25f to high 40f from around end of November till around mid February i know it seems crazy but were i am we get snow up untill April last snow was april 8. if any one knows of a crop please lmk thank you

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2024/05/06
04:05 UTC

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Farming question

Im new to farming and i want to know when is the best time to start farming(cultivation) or what is the best season to start putting some seed in the soil.

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2024/05/05
22:49 UTC

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Need a radiator for a international 606

Does anyone know of used farm equipment store I could call to see if I can find a radiator. My husband needs one and I'm tired of listening to him complain he can't find one. Can anyone help? We live in the north Eastern part of the US, but I don't care I will call anyone at this point.

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2024/05/02
22:19 UTC

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Importance of Ca as a vegetative response driver

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2024/05/01
13:20 UTC

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Unused family plot.

Seeking advice from anyone who knows more than me.

I have a plot of family land. Land owned by a bloodline which for all intents and purposes cannot be sold.

I can do something with my allotment of it. So I'm thinking of a cash crop. Given it's location my options are tobacco, cotton, peanuts, sweet potatoes, cucumbers.

So, I'm thinking tobacco, possibly marijuana due to the applications, but I imagine mj will have a ton of associated Ancillary costs.

Any idea how much I'll have to sink into, let's say a hectares worth of plantable land?

Seriously ANY help / info will be welcome.

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2024/04/30
20:05 UTC

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rabbits

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2024/04/30
11:08 UTC

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ISO harvesting boots

Best boots for harvesting season?

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2024/04/27
12:22 UTC

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Need Advice From Farmers

Good Morning Farmers!

My name is Carson Cheek. I have just opened my own machine shop. my idea for the business is to be able to make or repair parts that brake on local farmers tractors, leaving them with less down time and making me more reliable and faster than china. I need to know, How should i contact these local farmers. they obviously dont have main offices like local business do, or an advertised number i can find, so what do other farmers recommend. I have business cards, and im more than willing to go out of my way to talk to them in any ways. please help!

3 Comments
2024/04/25
11:52 UTC

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Any good software for managing your farm?

Is there any good software you recommend for managing your farm, inventory, communication and etc?

I’m a market gardener

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2024/04/11
18:55 UTC

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Question for this community after driving across Indiana: Are we setting ourselves up for another "Dust Bowl" event?

I just got back from driving from Wisconsin into Indianapolis to watch the Eclipse (amazing). I've been doing this drive for years as I was in sales on the road for a long time. What dawned on me, and after watching similar things transpire in Wisconsin is that we are eliminating what we always called "fence rows", or natural barriers of trees and brush at an extreme rate. I think I understand why (as a non-farmer) that it would be much easier to till, drive equipment, etc. in a contiguous fashion. And as farm consolidation happens, this is a natural consequence.

However what was concerning is this. 1) these stretches of land without break are becoming easily hundreds and sometimes thousands of acres in my area of the country, and 2) whatever you believe is causing climate change (I think it's human caused, but I haven't spoken to a farmer who doesn't understand something is happening), we are in an unprecedented period of drought in the middle of our country. We just are entering spring in Wisconsin and we received 3 measurable snowfalls the entire winter. I cannot imagine what this summer and our crops will look like as a result.

The dust bowl was largely caused (my understanding) by people replacing native vegetation and natural barriers with shallow rooted non-native plants. As a post from 3 years ago here shows:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Farmers/comments/me0gn2/comparison_of_the_root_system_of_prairie_grass_vs/

This can have a significant impact. I'm already trying to figure out why I individually can replace my turf lawn (bought with house) with native grasses on my 1 acre HOA property.

I'm not coming in here critically. I have a heavy science background. My parents grew up as farmers, and my wife's family have been hog farmers for 60 years. I am just trying to understand if you are all worried or seeing this as something that is a concerning trend in your part of the world. Please educate me!

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2024/04/10
21:50 UTC

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Farmers assistant

I have had a passion for plants and gardening all my life, it wasn’t until earlier this year I decided I want to pursue a career in the Ag industry. I already own a plot of good land in Tennessee ~4 acres of farmable land that I want to turn into my homestead/small farm. I figured, what better way to gain the necessary knowledge and experience to run a small farm, than to work and live on one for a couple of seasons.

With all that being said I found an internship opportunity that is a few states away that is offering room and board plus 1200 a month stipend.

Am I missing something or does this sound like the perfect opportunity? I’m 26 y/o single male for anyone wondering how I could just up and live on a farm in a different state out of nowhere.

The reason I’m making this post is I have agreed to meet for an interview in literally a couple days and their season has technically already started, as I only just found out about the farmer internship website today, and only a couple hours after I reached out they reached back. It’s obvious they are motivated to fill this role.

Should I take this opportunity as it’s the first one that has arisen or should I prepare more and wait for another opportunity to arise.

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2024/04/06
08:57 UTC

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The most overlooked farm tool

I've got a personal story behind this and being underutilized by ag. industry. Just going to drop this as food for thought, though.

https://youtu.be/Svv7egD4hpk?si=Tzt_G8HMV1wXmQIs

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2024/04/05
20:26 UTC

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Graduate Student Quick Survey- 21+, rural area, smokers / vapers!

Hi! I am a graduate student conducting a research project for a class and am looking for people to take my quick survey! Should only take you about 5 minutes- If you currently smoke or vape, live in a rural area (<2500 people) and are 21+ please take this survey- it is important information and will really help me out! Thanks :)

https://redcap.ecu.edu/surveys/?s=9A38YEDWP9HPA3TL

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2024/03/28
15:58 UTC

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Antagonism between Calcium (Ca) and Potassium (K)

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2024/03/28
10:41 UTC

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Thoughts on subsidies in America?

Farming is one of the three most subsidized industries in America. It consumes a lot in tax dollars, however its affects are hard to see. How does it affect you? Does it make your job easier or harder? Or is it really less a presence than people may think?

  • Non-farmer who is respectfully curious upon doing research
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2024/03/26
23:52 UTC

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Graduate Student Survey

Hi! I am a graduate student doing a research project for a class, and I need participants to take my survey! It shouldn't take long at all. If you are 21+, currently smoke and or vape, and live in a rural area (<2500 people) please complete this survey and share with others! This does not constitute human research-this is just designed to help us learn about the research process. However, this survey is identifying barriers to implementing smoking cessation programs that are online or text-based in rural communities, and may lead to substantial information for the future! Thank you!

https://redcap.ecu.edu/surveys/?s=9A38YEDWP9HPA3TL

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2024/03/19
13:45 UTC

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What do you find is the most accurate weather app or forecast?

I’m struggling to find an app that will most accurately tell me the weather. Over the last few years it seems apps have gotten just as bad at forecasting as the guy on tv. Any suggestions?

5 Comments
2024/03/16
01:01 UTC

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Turkeys

Hello mi people am here to get some help my 🦃 turkey are having running nostrils am confused on even wat should be the right medication I can use in them anyone out here to help a brother out 🙃

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2024/03/15
19:39 UTC

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Need help

Hi !

I am currently working on my brother's internship report and he gave me graphs about the production and composition of the milk collected on the farm where he completed his internship. However, I don't know anything about it and he can't explain these documents to me. Does anyone have any knowledge of these types of files?

If you do know those types of files, please send me a dm !

Ps: the docs are in french 😬

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2024/03/13
14:28 UTC

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Farm kitten is unhappy

We live out on a farm with dogs, chickens, goats, etc, and have one other farm cat. I got a new kitten from a friend to be another farm cat, but he does not like to be outside. The kitten is about 4 months old, still pretty small so he is not loose when no one is home, but when someone is, i send him out and periodically check on him. I have a tracker and everything like that for him, so his safety hasnt been an issue. He just doesnt like to be outside. He stands at my sliding glass door and meows. I feel awful but having him in the house isnt an option. I really don’t wanna give him up, and plenty of cats are happy farm cats that get to enjoy the life of outdoor living, but I feel like this effects his quality of life when he is either cooped up in a barn or meowing at my door. Has anyone else had this problem and does it go away with age? Any advice help!

Update: Very old post but pulled some strings and kitty is now an indoor outdoor cat and thriving :) snuggles up in my bed every night

5 Comments
2024/03/11
17:26 UTC

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