Two weeks ago Weckerly Farms was featured on the Faces of Agriculture blog. Jump over there to see the post and some lovely farm pictures. You can peruse their site and read the stories of many others in the farming and ranching community as well. Thanks to Elizabeth and Jamie for featuring us!
Chad, along with many other ND Farm Bureau members, has been out gathering signatures to get the "right to farm" amendment on the November ballot. Here was our original post about the topic.
Yesterday Chad was featured on NDFB Newsline (follow the link and click on 7/16/12: Petition Carrier Chad to hear him speak).
All petitions must be in before the end of this month so if you or anyone you know (who is a North Dakota resident) is interested in signing, email Chad and he will make sure you get the opportunity to do so.
Construction of the new grain dryer at the elevator is underway. The dryer should be up and running for this harvest.
This dryer is twice the size of the current dryer, thus tripling our grain drying capacity. With the increase in corn acres this year, this dryer will allow us to keep up and keep harvesting. The last few years have been cool growing seasons, so we have had to take the corn off wet (last year at 24% moisture) and dry it, otherwise we'd be facing a spring harvest which would put major stress on our labor and time. We also want to take the crop off as soon as it is ready. If left in the field there is concern that hail, disease, etc. might set in and ruin an otherwise good crop.
If you are driving through Hurdsfield, you may notice we now have Weckerly Farms signs near Highways 3 and 200, making it easier for trucks, deliveries, and anyone else trying to find us.