Rain may have forced the second week of the 2014 AgriGold Feeding Farmers inside but it did nothing to dampen the spirits of those involved.
Layman Farms of Hardin County was the latest winner. The crew of the Ohio Ag Net joined representatives of AgriGold at their farm just southwest of Kenton where Dale Minyo did his midday broadcast.
Jan and Cindy Layman are owners of the farm, a continuous no-till corn and soybean operation made up of about 3,500 acres with many of those being contiguous. The family also operates a custom farm drainage and land conservation business, along with a custom variable rate fertilizer and lime application business.
Jan says they have all of their corn completely planted andhave been dealing with a drawn-out planting season like many across the region. The farm has about 1,400 acres of soybeans yet to be planted. They do raise all non-GMO beans for a local processor and seed beans for another company. He says the lack of Roundup use makes easier cleaning of equipment between varieties.
Conditions were questionable for an attempt to get into the fields Wednesday morning after about a half inch of rain on Tuesday, but a quick soil check revealed the need to wait a little longer. A steady rain came across the area in the afternoon on Wednesday.
Dale Minyo sat down with Jan Layman for an interview. Watch that video here.
Two weeks remain in this spring’s Feeding Farmers in the Field contest. Apply here for a chance to have free lunch and Dale Minyo do his midday broadcast from your farm.