Latest News From Farm Journal Field Days

How a Canadian Farmer Sought Land of Opportunity in Mississippi, Planted Roots of Conservation and Community

A Canadian by birth, Willard Jack set out on an untraditional path with his dad and brother -- all with a plan to find land of opportunity. In the process, he planted roots of conservation and community.

Computer Connectivity and Carbon Contracts go Hand In Hand

Good data forms the framework for management decisions Lukas Fricke and his brother make on their Ulysses, Neb., farm operation, including the one they made recently to sign a carbon contract.

Maggie the #Tripawd Crowned America’s Best Farm Dog

Yip, yip, horray! The nationwide hunt for the best farm dog, brought to you by New Holland, concluded with a heartwarming celebration of family.

Machinery Pete Answers Farmers’ Top 7 Questions

The most trusted name in farm equipment, Machinery Pete, is sharing some timely insights during the 2021 Farm Journal Field Days.

Efficiencies and ROIs: Dairy Farmers Weigh in When it Comes to Technology

Optimizing productivity and improving efficiency are top goals that are talked about in farm meetings. The big-ticket question is, “What can help a dairy producer launch their operation to the next level?”

How a Kansas Farmer Kept a 30-Year Track Record of Zero Employee Turnover

Lon Frahm creates a culture that's truly unique, which achieves high employee-retention on the farm. And details are vital to their success of the farm, with investments that continue to sprout efficiency.

The Impacts of Drought on Beef and Beyond

The U.S. is experiencing drought conditions affecting cattle, pastures, feed crops and beyond. During Farm Journal Field Days, Drovers' Greg Henderson discussed the drought and its effect with four industry stakeholders.

Day 4: Farm Journal Field Days—Grab Your Seat Now!

Find all new online educational content in the Auditorium starting at 7:30 a.m. CDT Thursday. Join us for the Early Riser Panel: Cut Through the Grain Marketing Confusion and much more!

Worried About Biden’s Tax Plan? Paul Neiffer Has Recommendations

President Joe Biden's tax plan has both good and bad news for farmers, says Paul Neiffer, a CPA and principal with CLA and author of the “Farm CPA” blog.

See the Agenda for the Aug. 26-27 Kansas Farm Journal Field Day Event

The fun continues this week, with the 2021 Farm Journal Field Day events! Join us in Colby, Kan., at Frahm Farmland on Aug. 26-27.

A Taste of Whiskey Acres: How Farmers Turned the Napa Valley of Corn into a Whiskey Wonderland

As Jim Walter, Jamie’s father, searched for a way to bring his son back to the family farm, the seed corn farmers built a brand, turning DeKalb County, Ill., into an area now known for its whiskey.

Day 2: Farm Journal Field Days—Don’t Miss a Minute!

Check out Day 2 of #FJFieldDays. Over the next week, we'll bring together thousands of farmers online in the virtual platform and in person at our location field days.

Join Farm Journal Field Days In Person or Online Now

Whether you’re looking for cutting edge agronomy, machinery updates, business tools or insights on livestock production, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss out on this free event, Aug. 23-27!

See the Agenda for the Aug. 23 Illinois Farm Journal Field Day Event

It’s almost time for the 2021 Farm Journal Field Day events! First up is Whiskey Acres, a seed-to-spirit operation.

See the Agenda for the Aug. 25 Mississippi Farm Journal Field Day Event

It’s almost time for the 2021 Farm Journal Field Day events! Join Farm Journal on Aug. 25 to get a first-hand look at farming in the Mississippi Delta.

Farm Journal Field Days Head to the Mississippi Delta

Join the Jack family at Silent Shade Planting Company, Belzoni, Miss., on Aug. 25 to learn more about row-crop production in the Delta. A variety of speakers and topics are planned.

Farm Journal Field Days: Tour An Illinois Seed-to-Spirit Operation

Farm Journal is bringing producers together at some of America’s top farms and we want you to be one of them. 

Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Frahm Farmland

What is one of the top mottos at Frahm Farmland? Keep it simple. 

You're Invited to the 2021 Farm Journal Field Days

Join us for the 2021 Farm Journal Field Days, Aug. 23-27.

Choose Your Farm Journal Field Days Experience

In 2021, you have the choice to join #FJFieldDays in person or online. Join us at a location near you or login online to find educational content, industry insights and more.

Forever Blue and Gold: Join the FFA Fun

Since FFA has made a lasting difference in so many lives, we are excited to partner with the organization for the #FarmON Benefit Concert.

See the 2021 Farm Journal Field Day Agendas

In 2021, you have the choice to join Farm Journal Field Days in person or online.

Farm Journal Test Plots: A Phantom Lurks in Your Corn Fields

Farm Journal Test Plot data shows an earlier harvest can reap up to 15 bu.

Farm Journal Field Days: Visit A Cutting-Edge Kansas Operation

Farm Journal is bringing producers together at some of America’s top farms and we want you to be one of them. 

Blue, Gold and Corduroy: Lessons from FFA

The lessons of perseverance, hard work, repetition and team-focused collaboration all started and have since been honed into a sharpened point, in part, thanks to my time in FFA.

Is Your Dog America’s Best Farm Dog?

Your dog could be named the top dog in the U.S. Enter America’s Best Farm Dog Contest, brought to you by New Holland.

Farm Journal Announces Easton Corbin to Headline #FarmON Benefit Concert

Farm Journal announced that country music star Easton Corbin will headline the live 2021 #FarmON Benefit Concert during Farm Journal Field Days. Proceeds will go to the National FFA Foundation.

Why Should You Attend the 2021 Farm Journal Field Days?

Farm Journal Field Days is a combination of virtual and live programming to take place Aug. 23–27. Here’s an overview of the fun ahead.

Farm Journal’s #FarmON Concert To Benefit National FFA Foundation

Farm Journal has announced that a #FarmONTM Benefit Concert will be presented in partnership with the National FFA Foundation on Thursday, August 26, at Frahm Farmland in Colby, KS.

Total Field Makeover: Trials and Tribulations

Join Mitchell Hora on a tour of Hora’s Washington, Iowa, farm. Hora, founder of Continuum Ag, will show some of his cover crops and field trials in progress.

#FJFieldDays Planting Edition: Ask Ken Ferrie & Missy Bauer Your Questions

As planting ramps up for farmers across the country, we've put together a full day of content to help inform your decisions for the upcoming planting season.

It's Time To Talk Machinery #FJFieldDays

COVID may have cancelled Louisville, but FJ Field Days keeps the spirit of an annual machinery event alive!

A Peek Under the Hood: What You’ll Learn From #FJFieldDays Equipment Edition

Any other year, you might be finalizing plans to head to Louisville in a couple weeks. While NFMS has been postponed until 2022, you can catch up on the latest machinery and trends at Farm Journal Field Days on Feb. 9.

No NFMS? No Worries. There's FJ Field Days

Not This Year: the 56th National Farm Machinery Show has been postponed until 2022. You can still talk tractors and see the latest in farm machinery during the Farm Journal Field Days Equipment Edition going on now!

Bumpy Fields Beware: New Electronic Closing System Offers 9” of Travel

Whether it’s a tricky terrace, not-so-smooth no-till or other fields that bump and bang along the way, a new product from Schaffert Manufacturing and Graham Electric Planter promises to provide ease-of-use.

Three Conservation Ag Insights from Illinois Farmer Craig Swartz

By sharing his agronomic practices with fellow farmers, Swartz helps them identify practical, cost-effective ways they can enhance conservation stewardship on their respective operations.

7 Strategies to Fortify Landlord Relationships

Learn how to impress your landlord by developing a 12-month marketing calendar.

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Make Every Machine Earn Its Keep

In this interactive eBook, Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie offers advice on how to review your equipment balance sheet.

Join Machinery Pete for key year-end discussions.
Farm Journal Field Days: Equipment Edition

Join Machinery Pete for key year-end discussions.

Farm Journal agronomists Ken Ferrie and Missy Bauer.
Field Days Harvest Edition: Repair and Prep Fields for 2021

Join us at 8 a.m. Central Nov. 10 for the Early Riser session, “Now’s the Time to Repair and Prep Fields for 2021.”

Field Days Harvest Edition: Input Insights on Supply and Prices

Join us at 8 a.m. Central Nov. 3 for the Early Riser session, “Input Insights on Supply and Prices — and What That Means for Your 2021 Crop.”

Accelerating Diversity & Inclusion Across U.S. Agriculture

Leaders across food, agriculture and conservation share how their organizations are committed to creating a more resilient and equitable operating environment for farmers and ranchers.

Farm Journal Field Days Harvest Edition: Conservation Tillage

Mitchell Hora, Mike Langseth, and Jodi DeJong-Hughes will join AgDay’s Clinton Griffiths for a conversation on how to dial in conservation tillage on Oct. 27 at 8 a.m.

Farm Journal Field Days Harvest Edition: Succession Planning and More Live Oct. 20 at 8 a.m.

From the Do’s and Don’ts of Succession Planning to the Pro Farmer Harvest Report, Farm Journal Field Days Harvest Edition starts now.

Farm Journal Field Days Harvest Edition

Join us now for new early riser sessions on input buying, grain storage, how to build your own planter and more every Tuesday at 8 a.m. Central.

How to Face and Overcome Financial Stress

How can you overcome tight profit margins and low commodity prices? Financial experts share the strategies they’ve seen work, as well as advice for the coming years. 

Study Soybean Growth to Build Up Yield

High-yielding soybeans are a goal many farmers share, and it takes understanding how soybeans grow to get there.

Q&A: How Mycorrhizal Fungi Can Improve Soil Health

Understanding your farm’s soil microbiome can generate benefits including better yield and healthier watersheds, says Mike Riffle, field development and sustainability manager at Valent U.S.A.

The Secret Behind High-Yielding Soybeans

Tune into “Study Soybean Growth to Build Up Yield” with Missy Bauer in the Crops Pavilion at Farm Journal Field Days. She’ll provide tips to help you understand soybean development and turn that into higher yields.

Sneak Peek: Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Newcomer Farms

Newcomer diversified personally as he took over the farm by working as a seed rep, eventually growing seed for companies, selling crop insurance and slowly adding acres along each step.