Read the current Progressive Forage digital edition
advertisement

Guest Blog

Read about different aspects of the industry from a variety of perspectives.

LATEST

Last spring, I purchased 25 mixed-breed chicks from a hatchery that shipped via USPS. Feeling like I should be economical with my purchase, I bought the cheapest option. A “scratch and dent” straight-run group. I call them scratch and dent because they were the leftovers from other orders. I wanted a variety of breeds, and this got me that selection at an excellent price.

Read more ...

’Tis the season for a trip to Tractor Supply for a few of my favorite farmers. I made my list (and checked it twice!), and then my little brother amended it to make sure I was getting what he really wanted. It was such a fun list to make we decided to parody it Jeff Foxworthy style. A 2019 Farmer’s 12 Days of Christmas was born.

Read more ...

It’s hard to believe I’ve been writing this column for Progressive Forage for three years. When I heard the magazine was looking for someone to write about vintage tractors and old hay machines, I knew it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.

Read more ...

I haven’t had time to do very much farming this summer, but I have spent a lot of time on a zero-turn mower trimming and maintaining the farm. Here at the house, I decided to take a different approach to taking care of the yard this year instead of the twenty-plus-year-old Craftsman 50-inch-cut riding mower.

Read more ...

I suppose all collections have to start somewhere. The photo accompanying this article was taken around 2003 and is a pretty good representation of the start of ours – the Farmall M and the Oliver 77.

Read more ...

As this issue of the magazine reaches you, Memorial Day will be just around the corner. I recently came across a photo of the family farm I took Memorial Day weekend back in 2006.

Read more ...