August 2022

Your Land

Cover-crop seed is poured into a drone, which was later aerial-seeded into standing corn on Lee Tesdell's farm, near Slater, Iowa. (Matthew Wilde)

Implementing soil-saving practices on leased acres requires collaboration between landowner and tenant.

Your Farm

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)

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

Your Life

Safety is first when riding an ATV or UTV. Always wear a helmet and personal protective equipment. (Progressive Agriculture Foundation)

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program educates through hands-on demonstrations on basic, everyday farm and ranch safety and health with the focus around youth.


Cooper and Katie Hurst stress that their internal-parasite-control program for the herd is part of a whole-systems approach. (Becky Mills)

Mississippi couple uses a whole-systems approach to cut back on deworming in their cow herd.


(Joel Reichenberger)

Being in business with family can have a certain allure based on shared values and high trust. But, being in business together can be full of peril because of the different nature of family and business systems.

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