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  • Preharvest checks include closely examining the harvesting systems, refamiliarizing yourself with the functions of the combine and doing calibrations for the new season. (Provided by New Holland)

    Preharvest Equipment Checklist

    The keys to keeping your combine rolling are the checks and maintenance you do before opening the first field.

  • Spool Dispenser (Ray E. Watkins Jr.)

    Handy Devices

    Easy-to-build ideas make your work easier. Readers send in helpful solutions to farm and ranch problems.

  • 3-Point Sprayer (Ray E. Watkins Jr.)

    Handy Devices

    Easy-to-build ideas make your work easier. Readers send in helpful solutions to farm and ranch problems.

  • From first generation to retiring, James Hepp (left) and Keith Sexton talk about the ongoing farming transition between their families. (Jim Patrico)

    First Generation Farmers

    First-generation farmer pairs up with retiring farmer to start a career in production agriculture.

  • There are major differences and goals between estate planning and succession planning. Many times, families think they are the same. (Lance Woodbury, KCoe Isom, illustration by Barry Falkner)

    Succession Strategies Part 1

    When transitioning the farm to the next generation, everyone needs to understand that identical shares may not be an option.

  • (Darren Hauck, provided by Brevant)

    Evaluating Seed and Crop Protection

    Evaluating seed and crop protection technology in the field allows farmers to conduct an eye test and determine the product fit on their own acres.

  • Calf Tote (Ray E. Watkins Jr.)

    Handy Devices

    Easy-to-build ideas make your work easier. Readers send in helpful solutions to farm and ranch problems.