Dealer Spotlight: A Motto + A Community = Growth — Bucklin Tractor & Implement Co. in Kansas
Bucklin Tractor & Implement Co. is a John Deere dealership in Kansas that is a staple in many communities throughout the state. Ralph Estes began Bucklin Tractor & Implement Co. in 1944 as a family owned and operated business, which it remains today as two of the last four generations still work for the company […] Read More
Kansas Wheat Harvest HRW 2018
About one week ago, I had the opportunity to spend some time on a farm in NW Kansas for wheat harvest. The wheat looked beautiful when I arrived glistening in the sun, truly like amber waves of grain. And as the markets attempted to gain strength over the past several weeks the storms and hail rolled into […] Read More
No-Till Farming…Right or Wrong?
Some of you may already be practicing no-till, zero till or some form of it and you may even have been doing this for many years. It became a popular practice in the US around the 1940’s just after the Dust Bowl and when a broadleaf weed killer was introduced. But it wasn’t easily accepted […] Read More
Tree Trimming Tips
I grew up in western Kansas where it is basically a crime to cut down trees but, when I moved to eastern Kansas I learned that trimming and cutting down trees is very necessary. It can be difficult to tell when a tree is dead, what time of year to trim, how to use a chainsaw, […] Read More
“You been farming long?”
This poster of the little farmer boys is by far one of the most famous prints in the farming community. Almost everyone has a memory of seeing this in their parent’s or grandparent’s house, or at a business in town. Not surprising because over 1 million copies of the poster were sold! But where was […] Read More
Navigating Your Account
Welcome to the Farmer John Company! This post is dedicated to helping you navigate through different features of your account. All of the features we will cover are included in a free account with us. If you have any questions about your account that are not answered here please do not hesitate to contact us. […] Read More
3 Traits of a Successful Farmer
After generations of farming, we’ve sat down to think about what it takes to get through the ups and downs. According to Farmer John much of his success in farming has been made possible by a great support system, plus these traits. In the end, the number one thing that unites those in agriculture is […] Read More
Why grease equipment?
Greasing your equipment is an important but often forgotten about task on the farm. Greasing is important to avoid any metal on metal contact on your machinery, which can cause lasting and expensive damage. Some tips for lubricating your equipment: Make it a habit: It is important to grease your machinery often so you should […] Read More
Welcome to the Farmer John Family!
A family business is what we do and it’s all we know. We love working with our family and are excited to include you in our family business. If you ever have any questions or concerns or just want to chat about business, farming and life, in general, please do not hesitate to reach out […] Read More
What helps sell farm stuff faster?
We want to help keep your business moving and in order to do that we have come up with some tips on getting your farm goods sold faster. Our tips: Make your listing searchable by adding relevant tags. The best way to decide what tags to add to your listing is by asking yourself, “If […] Read More