Three succession planning professionals recall exchanges that sparked the first steps of farm transitions.
Farmer inventions from this month's All Around the Farm include a farm-strong grappling hook and modified pliers for handling fuses.
Now that he loads the seed tender with a grain cart auger, Dillon Roesch of McClave, Colorado, is breathing easier – both literally and figuratively.
This month's farmer inventions include a way to keep firewood dry, downforce for a posthole digger, and a convenient way to transport seed to the field during planting.
By recycling his farm’s pull-type model and incorporating materials from other used machines, Richard Schmunk, Eaton, Colorado, built a weed burner that turns the chore into a one-person job.
This month's farmer inventions include a reinforced tractor bucket, shop-built skid steer hay buck, and a way to wheel heavy loads through narrow spots.
Since they farm some contract acres, Vince Widman and his sons need very short-term storage for that grain.
These select AATF ideas demonstrate ways to get a better handle on things (sometimes literally!) in the lawn and garden.
This month's ideas include a way to make loading planters at night easier, a convenient place to store used net wrap, and how to improve a swing auger.
Joe Bahe, Iowa, built a UTV boom to spray more accurately and reduce the amount of herbicide needed.