1/21/14: Winter Activities

Cold temperatures and snow continue throughout our area.  Over the past few winters, we have been fortunate to avoid single-digit temps and large snow events, but the beginning of 2014 has reminded us of good ‘ol Midwest winter weather.  We have continued to haul corn on contract to the Decatur processors.  Our shop project is moving forward […]

1/6/14: Weather challenges

The weather this winter has already produced more snowfall than the past few years combined.  Although the snow and ice has been challenging, the conditions have produced excellent “quick-ship” opportunities for delivering grain to the processors in Decatur.  On three different occasions, we have scurried to deliver as much as possible over short periods of time.  The weather has disrupted […]

11/18/13: Harvest Complete… shifting gears

We are please to share that the 2013 harvest is now complete!  With the crops out of the field, we have shifted gears to finishing up tillage, applying fall anhydrous, spraying a fall burndown on no-till farms, washing equipment and preparing the 2014 crop plan.  Although the work is not done for the 2013 season, […]

11/5/13- Around the farm…

Our family lost the cornerstone of our farm last week.  Neil Noland, at 85 years young, passed during emergency surgery.  He was not only the founder of our farm, but a man that lived his life with integrity.  He instilled the importance of faith, family and a lifetime of service in the generations that have […]

10/15/13: Soybean Harvest Moves Forward

Although rain is currently falling, the past week provided an excellent opportunity to push forward with harvest progress. Soybean harvest now stands at 50% complete, and yields have been surprising good considering the lack of rainfall through the month of August. All soybeans harvested thus far have been Asgrow seedbeans, which are stored on-farm. Other […]

10/7/13: Excitement on the Farm!

The past few weeks have been filled with excitment on the farm. On Thursday evening the 3rd, Grant and Logan welcomed Elizabeth Maye Noland into the family. She weighed 7lbs, measured 20.5″ and already has more hair than her older brother Hudson! All are doing well, and are thrilled to have a new baby in […]

9/16/13: Harvest has Arrived!

Harvest has offically arrived for the 2013 season!  We began harvesting corn in nothern Macon County, and yeilds have been promising considering the adverse weather conditions throughout the growing season.  The corn in that particular area has not received beneficial rainfall since mid-July, and we were concerned regarding the heat/lack of rainfall’s correlation to end yield.  We planted a shorter-season corn hybrid in […]

8/28/13- Around the farm…

Summer heat has finially arrived!  The daily highs for the week have consistently remained in the 90’s, and we are in need of a rain.  The majority of our crop has been fortunate to recieve small, yet timely rains over the last 6 weeks… however, the crops in northern Macon county have not been blessed with […]

8/10/13: Farm Updates

As we continue to march towards harvest, farm activities have remained in full swing.  A portion of our dry fertilizer has been hauled and unloaded in our storage, and we have also kept mowing roadsides and bin/shed sites.  Harvest equipment has been pulled into the shop, and we are readying grain bins for use.  Current projects […]

7/22/13- Farm Visits & Crop Conditions

We’ve had a great couple weeks around the farm.  The groups of Brazilians and Camp Connections kids had successful visits to the farm, and the crops have received some timely rainfall during polination.  The last of the soybeans have been sprayed with herbicide, and Blake has kept the weeds down in his edamame plot… using […]