Preparing for Plant18 is truly a Family Affair

Next to your wife, your kids, your animals and maybe even your truck, your new piece of equipment is probably the most important thing in your life…especially this time of the year. Even though you think you’ve done all the research to find that PERFECT addition to the farm and you know you’re going to make this year the most profitable, you know you really … Continue reading Preparing for Plant18 is truly a Family Affair

8 Reasons Why Farmers Are More Creative Than We Think

We can all agree that farming is anything but easy; it’s hard work, long days and a lot of stress. Even between planting and harvest season, farmers are constantly spending time trying to find the next best deal on equipment, budgeting and planning for the next year, taking care of livestock, guiding their children (our next generation) on how to take over the family farm, … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why Farmers Are More Creative Than We Think

Dedicated Farmers and the Generations that Follow Them

The farm is the most important thing to your family on multiple different levels. Sometimes being passed down through multiple generations, the farm easily becomes the most important place for life lessons, driver’s education courses, holiday celebrations, and memories that will last a lifetime. In this post, Fastline spotlights a few Family-Farm-Generation pictures. Check out these dedicated farmers and the generations that follow them. Photo … Continue reading Dedicated Farmers and the Generations that Follow Them

Get Your Combine Ready for Harvest with These 8 Tips

Harvest season is up next on your calendar and there are 8 things that must be done before you put that combine out into the field.  Here are some tips to help get your combine harvest ready. Read up on the combine’s operator manual. The manual should provide information on maintenance procedures for when you take the combine out of storage. Know the combine and … Continue reading Get Your Combine Ready for Harvest with These 8 Tips

7 Irrigation Tips and Tricks for your Crops

Now that your crops have been planted, the next step is to keep them hydrated. Here are some irrigation tips to help make that yield grow. 1. Management consultant, Peter Drucker famously said “what gets measured gets managed.” This is why it’s important to monitor and measure the amount of water that gets to the roots with a water flow meter. Water flow meters can … Continue reading 7 Irrigation Tips and Tricks for your Crops