Raised Bed Maker on Subcompact Tractor

Raised Bed Farming

Many small farms are converting from flat land field management to raised beds.  There are several considerations to go through before converting to raised beds that we’ll cover here. “Raised-beds are a type of planting crops in which furrows – long, narrow trenches made in the ground by a plow – are widely spaced and crops are planted on raised strips. The width of the strips is determined to ensure homogeneous adequate water distribution into the soil profile to meet [...]

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Did you Know? You Can Also Use Agricultural Implements with ATVs

ATVs (also known as Gators), Compact and Sub-Compact Tractors with the appropriate agricultural implements offer an efficient way to manage small jobs, or can be used across many jobs on small farms.  In this article, I want to focus on what types of attachments can be used with a compact tractor for your field tillage needs and what to look for in them. Maybe you know you need a tractor to help you take care of many of the heavy [...]

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Machinery Ownership Alternatives for Small Farms

Owning farm machinery for small farms can be expensive and many small farmers struggle with justifying the investment.  This is particularly true with specialized tractors and implements that are used on a limited basis over the course of the year.  I thought we could explore this a little further in this article to see if there are solutions to be found. Let’s look at the primary forms of owning or acquiring the benefits of machinery on your farm:   Owning your own: [...]

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