On a normal spring day your driving down the highway out in the country, enjoying the scenery of farmstead after farmstead and fields that seem to have no end in sight. Along the way, you see some dust flying just ahead and begin to wonder what it is. As you drive closer you notice a farmer in his fields with his tractor and planter, planting perfectly straight row after perfectly straight row. You begin to wonder what it would be like to be in the fields with him/her, planting the seeds of the future, risking so much just to put his/her future in the unpredictable hands of Mother Nature. Well, now you have the chance to experience just that!
While planting our first 100 acres, I took out my GoPro and began to make a video showing what its like to be in the fields, planting corn, as well as some close up shots showing how the planter operates. Check it out by visiting our farms YouTube Channel (BoucherFarmsIL) or by clicking here > Planting Corn 4/25/14.
A few weeks ago I posted about how farmers use GPS and VRT technology to plant more efficiently, which can be viewed by clicking here and This past week, we began to use that technology when we began #plant14 on the farm. So far we have 180 acres of corn planted and are hoping for some nice warm weather to help it get off to a great start.
I highly encourage you to follow the #plant14 hashtag on twitter and facebook. Thousands of farmers from across the nation and beyond are posting their experiences this planting season using that category. I hope to see you there!
Thank you and God Bless!