By Sara Brown and Sara Schafer
What A Day: How Did That Auger Get Bent?
Ever need to unload grain around a corner? We don’t think it’s going to work out well for this farmer—the angles are all wrong for grain flow.
If you’ve had one of those days—or captured someone else’s—we’d love to share it with our readers. Email images to firstname.lastname@example.org or hashtag #FJWhatADay on Twitter and Instagram.
Inspiration to Lead and Succeed in 2017
As you prepare for what could be a financially challenging year, investing in the people who work on your operation will pay dividends. “Your job is to build confidence in those around you and develop the people you have in the time you have,” said Nicole Price, a leadership development coach, to an audience of farm women recently.
Focus on your own confidence and less on your competence, Price encouraged, because you already know how to do your job.
“Former obstacles don’t present obstacles today. Just because we tried something in 1986 and it didn’t work doesn’t mean it’s not something we can’t try now,” she said.
To listen to excerpts from Price’s presentation at the Executive Women in Agriculture conference, visit www.execwomeninag.com.
Winners of the 2016 national yield contests for corn, soybeans, wheat and sorghum posted incredible yields on a per-acre basis:
521 bu. No-till, irrigated corn yield, grown by Randy Dowdy, Valdosta, Ga.
333.5 bu. No-till, non-irrigated corn yield, grown by Tim, Dan and Joe Durick, Council Bluffs, Iowa
171 bu. Soybean yield, grown by Randy Dowdy, Valdosta, Ga.
208.4 bu. Irrigated conventional-till sorghum yield, grown by Jim Boehlke, Nampa, Idaho
192.85 bu. Irrigated hard red winter wheat yield, grown by Phillip Gross, Warden, Wash.
127.94 bu. Dryland winter wheat yield, grown by Rick Horton, Leoti, Kan.