Grant/Lafayette County Crops and Farm Management Educator
Ted Bay discussing Alfalfa Winterkill with Farm Director Bob
Middendorf and how to determine the status of alfalfa this spring!
Nancy is an employee of the Steel Grass Farm located
on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. The 8 acre farm has
chocolate trees. Chocolate Trees must grow close to the
equator and temperatures cannot fall below 60 degrees
Farm Director Bob Middendorf interviews children’s author Cat Urbigkit, winner of the American Farm Bureau Federation Book of the Year during the AFBF annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.
Joe Huber of Wisconsin Dells shearing sheep owned by Dave and Cheryl Gehrke along with Sandy and Dan Mick of the Fennimore area. Huber and his crew sheared 205 sheep in about 4 and 1/2 hours. Each sheep averaged between 8-10 lbs of wool.
Laura Lynn (filling in for Bob) traveled to the Cassville area to talk to Joe Uppena about their harvest as they finished things up on October 9th.
Riding in the combine with Dave Gehrke of Fennimore on Sunday (9-30) while harvesting corn. In this field of corn on corn, the yield was running anywhere from 0 bushels to 125 bushels per acre. Look at the down corn and the very dusty conditions due to this year’s drought.
Heaviest Pumpkin Contest held during Oktoberfest at Ss Anthony and Philip Community Center in Highland. The winning pumpkin weighed 820lbs and was exhibited by John Barlow of Gays Mills. It is the fourth pumpkin from the left and located in front of the doors on the utility shed. John wins the top prize of $400.
Sunflower 4511 Disc-Chisel-Disc Tillage Equipment in the field as part of a Sunflower Tillage Equipment Field Day being hosted by Scott Implement of Platteville.
As of Sunday, September 23rd, 22% of the nation’s soybeans have been harvested compared to the 5 year average of 8%. Contact me with your soybean yields at firstname.lastname@example.org or 349-2028.
Harvesting Soybeans South of Platteville-west of Highway 80/81 just off College Farm Road