Tag: Farming

  • Farmland

    This link was tossed around today on some social media sites for a new movie titled Farmland. It takes a look at the next generation of farmers. Since I’m a part of that generation, I wanted to share the trailer. Head on over to the site and take a look. It really looks good.

  • Business for the Future

    Business for the Future

    Why is the sole purpose of a business the short-term gain instead of on the long-term future on not just the business, but the customers as well? At least that is sometimes how it feels. With Go the Extra Mile – Not Quite What You Thought, my friend Nate Beran touches on this when he links…

  • Technology in the Barn

    Now that we have almost 4000 little pigs in our hog barns, our focus turns to how to better manage the double-sized operation without needing to add manpower. My dad and brother are excellent herdsmen, and I have no doubt that the added pigs are in good hands … but my end revolves around making…

  • Future Farming

    I have been reminded that I should probably write some updates on how the farm projects are currently coming. We have a few “irons in the fire” so to speak, so I’ll just run through a few of them here. Martens Family Farm For the first time we have taken the steps to create a…

  • A Paperless Farm: Scanners

    One interesting thing about starting to get more involved with a growing farm is that you start to get a grim picture of just how much paperwork there is to do any small thing. I know that we are putting up a new hog barn (which I would say is a “big thing”), but even…