About The Farmers Story

Hello and welcome to the The Farmer’s Story, the blogging home of Boucher Farms.

The Farmer’s Story is designed to increase communication, understanding and education about Agriculture by explaining the What, Where, When, Why and How of Modern Family Farming.

Here are a few of the Main Topics we will cover:

Farm Tech:  Farm Tech will cover what forms/types of Technology Modern Family Farms are using today and may use in the near future.  This includes the usage of GPS, Yield Mapping, Soil Tests as well as Aerial Imaging taken via the use of UAS aka Drone technology.

Family Farm Talk:  Farm Talk will take a more personal view by covering various day to day things that go on on a farm that you may or may not already know about.  Subjects like Raising  Goats, Raising Kids, New Recipes, Managing the Farm and a Family and more.

Friday Farm Flicks:  Friday Farm Flicks is a weekly event where a series of pictures will be posted along with a brief description of what they are about.  These pics will explain what went on during the week prior to the post.

Farming 101:  Farming 101 will explain How we do things on the farm as well as why we do them throughout the growing season.  Here you will see posts on how a planter works, how and why we work the ground, how a combine works, why we use the production methods we do and much much more.

Agricultural Drones:  Learn how and why farmers use Small UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles aka Drones) on the farm as well as what types of drones are available and what may be a good drone for you to purchase.

Precision Agriculture:  Learn all about how and why farmers use things like GPS, VRT, and other methods of Precision items on their farms.

Cover Crops: Learn about why farmers use plants other than the ones they will harvest to help improve their soils, reduce erosion and much more.  Here we will cover what a cover crop is, what plant species are used as cover crops and much much more.

From time to time there may be subjects you have concerns about and/or may have questions about.  We highly encourage you to ask your questions in the comments for everyone to see.  There are no stupid questions, because if you are wanting to ask one, surely someone else is wanting an answer to the same question as well.  I look forward to your comments and questions!

Please feel free to contact us at boucherfarmsil@yahoo.com with any questions, comments or concerns!