Here in Wells County, Indiana hay season has begun. Currently, the weather and our equipment are cooperating. When these two factors “play nice” it helps us give our customers the highest quality feed possible. Yet they say, “Calm seas never made a skilled sailor” (Franklin D. Roosevelt) or the farmer’s version: “Perfect conditions never made a skilled farmer” (Franklin D. Roosevelt’s quote revised). Our goal is to do our best through sunshine or storms (literally and figuratively speaking)!
To get these pictures I rode with three of the guys. As I talked with each of them it began to make more sense what Merriam-Webster is talking about when he came up with the definition for agriculture. The word agriculture (according to Merriam-Webster) is the “science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products”. Here we are dealing with the tail end of this forage production. Every step of the way we are either increasing the quality of the product or decreasing it. We want to give our customers’ animals the best quality feed we can. Agriculture is a juggling act of trying to make the best decision in the moment for the current scenario at hand. There is a great deal of science involved, at times it is a work of art, then there are days where we just need more practice 😉.
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