Commercial agriculture production in south-central Kansas.

  • 2023 on the farm
    by Aaron on 5 January 2024 at 9:51 p.m.

    2023 was a mixed year on the farm, marked by a disastrous wheat harvest, continued research and trials surrounding the compost extract project, upgrades to equipment and a slightly better than average fall harvest. After last year’s drought-induced fall harvest disaster, it’s nice to end the year on some exciting…

  • Ranching Reboot episode 98
    by Aaron on 16 January 2023 at 5:44 p.m.

    I had an interesting conversation with my friend Brian Alexander, the Red Hills Rancher, on his Ranching Reboot podcast. I think he titled it “Different Perspectives” because he didn’t agree with some of what I said, but I like that we can disagree agreeably! We talked about Barber County, podcasting,…

  • 2022 on the farm
    by Aaron on 6 January 2023 at 5:28 p.m.

    2022 was a good year. It wasn’t great, thanks to the crippling drought that began on July 1 and persists to this day, but natural disasters notwithstanding, it was a good year in which there was much to be thankful for. In the summer of 2021 it was all I…

  • Review of the Wilger Electronic Flow Monitor system
    by Aaron on 9 June 2022 at 11:22 a.m.

    The Wilger EFM is a great way to monitor fertilizer flow without being forced to install a dedicated monitor in the cab.

  • #plant22
    by Aaron on 13 May 2022 at 10:12 a.m.

    Brian spent the day with me last Friday and was excited to help get soybean seed. I’m loving the new planter. I did 350 acres in the last two days. I’m seeing the 16-row at somewhere around 35 or 40% faster than the 12-row. I did have some delays due…

  • Drilling with a quadcopter
    by Aaron on 6 June 2015 at 2:32 a.m.

    Video and pictures of drilling milo into cover crop residue, taken with a DJI quadcopter.

  • Farming
    by Aaron on 28 August 2012 at 3:18 a.m.

    It’s been nearly three months since my father left me with the farm. It was precisely one year ago today when he saw my newborn son in the hospital. While we were watching Nolan get passed from family member to family member in the birthing suite, he told me, “You have…